Actress Amyra Dastur says that with the advent of OTT, the casting game has changed in showbiz. She thinks people are now putting together projects because of their talent and not necessarily because of their family ties.
“I feel like OTT has been a game changer when it comes to casting. The public also knows that people are chosen because of their skills, not their last name, ”Amyra told IANS.
Amyra Dastur adds that more than performing actors, the digital space has given directors and writers a chance to show off their talent.
“More than actors, I think OTT was an escape for directors and writers. Any good show has worked out well thanks to the writers. It’s easy for us actors because we get lines, but the writers have to write everything down and people see it. OTT has given us today some of the greatest Indian writers, ”says Amyra Dastur.
Amyra has worked in the international martial arts drama “Kung Fu Yoga” with Jackie Chan, in addition to Bollywood projects such as “Prassthanam”, “Made In China”, “Mr X”, “Judgmentall Hai Kya” and, most recently, “Koi Jaane N / A.” In the OTT space, she was part of the “Tandav” web series.
The actress recently also worked in the music video “Wah ji wah”. Speaking of the same, she says she loved the vibe of the song and instantly said yes.
“I loved the song as soon as I heard it. It’s fantastic and a different concept. It has a beat and is not a typical heartbreaking song. You can dance to it and it made me say yes. The different concept and the way it was designed made me say yes, ”says Amyra Dastur.
The song was sung by Punjabi singer Gurnazar Chattha, who also wrote the number.
The actress says it’s a good time for music videos as people are stuck at home due to the lockdown.
“At the end of the day, people want to see good content. We’re stuck at home, we’re stuck, and the best thing you can do is watch something on your phone or TV. Music makes you feel better, happier and changes your mood. Music is the best way to connect with someone. Music videos also give us the opportunity to work, ”says Amyra Dastur.
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