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Aamir Ali on making his digital debut with Naxalbari: There is space for everybody on OTT

Aamir Ali gets talking about Naxalbari, his character in the show, and more about the digital space. Read his entire conversation here.

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Aamir Ali is all set to make his digital debut with the upcoming Zee5 show, Naxalbari. While there has been quite the buzz around it, the series has now hit the screens and has been creating waves on its own already. The series also features Tina Duttaa and Rajeev Khandelwal in pivotal roles, and is a thriller with a sense of history to it, given the topic it deals with.

We got in touch with the actor for a quick conversation, and here are some excerpts from the interview.

Tell us about your character, and how is it different?

I am playing Amber Keswani, he is a corporate guy, out there to get anything, by hook or by crook. He does so with a lot of planning and manipulation, just to find his way back. It is something I have never done before, I wanted to do something that was out of my comfort zone and that is why I chose to do this. He will keep you confused as to what is he up to, who is he, what does he want, and that's that.

The genre is something that has been growing and how, how do you think will that play to your advantage?

See, OTT is something that is growing and it is here to say, this was a show that was actually shot during COVID, we started and ended during the pandemic itself. We shot in Goa with a lot of restrictions and thankfully, no one on the sets got infected with the virus. We have really worked hard and it does not look like it has been shot during COVID, because what has been happening is, the shows being shot are currently restricted, in the house, or things like that. 

Hear more of what he had to say in the video below:

Do you feel there is this cut-throat competition with the emergence of OTT given there is so much out there?

Everyone is an audience and we will watch whatever we want to watch, like right now, I am watching a very random show on a platform, which I am sure no one might have heard of, so it all depends upon the mood. There is space for everybody, the product has to be good and if that's the case, it will breakthrough. Scam, for example, has broken through and it has gone on to become one of the best shows of 2020.

With the constant upsurge in web shows and original films on the digital platforms, Aamir Ali sure has quite the insight to give about all that he said!

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