Veteran actor and filmmaker Shamoon Abbasi has shared his views on digital web content and why they have gained popularity in India.
Taking to his official Facebook account, the actor wrote,
“Projects like Mirzapur, Gang of Wasseypur, Family Man, and many others of this genre are very much liked in Pakistan. What I have learned as a filmmaker from them is that they don’t waste their time or money on casting hi-profile actors in these series except the main roles, They use junior actors from every walk of life, every height, color, language without being conscious about the looks as far as they are fitting into the roles, it looks real on the screen.”
He further added,
“The female cast of these series are working with minimal make-ups and in few projects, no make-ups at all and they are doing a great job in these series. In my view, we are stuck into the fame mania of every actor, and Do not value those who are appropriate for the roles but only go for looks and names, which limits our data bank of actors that can be utilized in thousands of projects that we do in Pakistan.”
He concluded by saying,
“Its high time our TV channels, Web series, films break these stereotypes and let everyone work despite on how someone looks, This attitude of hypocrisy will only leave us limited in the coming days we need to understand what’s making Indians more reachable to the mass audience of every category. It’s that they are utilizing each and every actor despite their color, cast, etc.”