Drashti Dhami has been definitely enjoying all the success of her digital debut show, The Empire. About her debut and how everyone has been loving the role of Khanzaada, Drashti feels good as people appreciate all the hard work. She told Hindustan Times how so many people have been sending their love through calls and messages for her performance. She mentioned how she remembers waiting for the show to be out and that did get to her, but when she bagged the show, there was a sense of relief as she did not have to hunt for projects in the pandemic. She added that she couldn't have asked for a better OTT debut.
The actress revealed how there are friends who haven't see any episode of her serials but people watched her OTT show. She says that she is what she is due to her work on TV but many don't watch TV as they don't resonate with the serial and she is glad that OTT is a wonderful avenue and is open to many. However, she mentioned that doing a TV show is a huge responsibility, including being able to hold people's attention.
Drashti also spoke about the divide that exists as many have moved to OTT while some struggle. The actress said that people often ask her how does she feel about TV actors being in a rut, however, she does not like that word and asks them to not use it. She reiterated how TV has made her a household name and it is difficult to sustain one character for years and for many actors, TV is a conscious decision and they choose not to opt-out. There's no reason for one to not do TV, however, OTT is a fabulous medium, and actors can play a variety of roles and revisit them for seasons.