Aahana Kumra, who has starred in a number of OTT exhibits of various genres, together with comedy dramas and household entertainers, reveals that she is pissed at an unnamed platform for not renewing her present for a season 2. “I’d not like to call them, however I’m pissed,” she says.
The 38-year-old narrates, “I used to be part of an unimaginable and delightful present, with a tremendous ensemble solid . It was shot throughout Covid and was a comedy. They (the platform) didn’t do a season two of it, and until date, our manufacturers, producers, administrators, and all the solid will get requested why season two doesn’t occur, and there’s no reply to that, as a result of apparently the platform didn’t give a nod to season two.”
Kumra feels that the rationale behind the identical may very well be the shortage of acceptance of comedy style exhibits and flicks by platforms. “It was so tough to make it, as a result of we made it throughout Covid. It was a present that everyone watched with their household and loved completely. It was a comedy drama, perhaps that’s the rationale why it wasn’t renewed for season 2,” she elaborates.
“My makers had been additionally very indignant, as a result of they didn’t give us a season two. The platform appears to be very comfortable and happy making the identical violent exhibits repeatedly. They don’t wish to take the danger. They are going to make one other actuality present on OTT and make it sound like one other Bigg Boss. It’s simply bizarre,” the actor provides.
Kumra nonetheless questions the platforms: “If you’re not going to provide an opportunity to a present, then who’s going to make it? and continues, “You must let issues in different genres thrive. If you’re not going to let it thrive, then how will folks make it?”
Citing examples of exhibits like Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai and Khichdi, Kumra says that, “These iconic exhibits by no means needed to present any violence or depend on such a gimmick, it was simply pure content material. In case your pure content material is nice, you then don’t have to depend upon these (violence) issues to make issues work.”
She goes on to share that she feels there’s a shortage of household entertainers and comedy dramas on OTT platforms, and says, “We don’t have something comical on OTT. I really feel very pissed off about the truth that they only don’t wish to try it. They’re so lazy, they don’t wish to write it solely, as a result of it’s tough to write down a comedy.”