Manoj Bajpayee's latest movie "Bhonsle" has just had an OTT release on Sony LIV. The actor feels OTT is the ideal platform for a small film like this.
"It is fantastic for a film like 'Bhonsle'. A small film like this would not have so many eyeballs and reach (in the theatres) as much as it will get on an OTT platform. So OTT release is a blessing in disguise for 'Bhonsle', even though we had initially planned to release it in the theatres in April. Because of the lockdown, the plan got cancelled," shared the actor.
Talking about his character in the film, the actor revealed: "My character Ganpat Bhonsle is a recluse, cut off from social activity and interaction. He does not like it and prefers to remain undisturbed. He is not happy with the way the word is functioning, society is functioning. He has a deep anger within."
The film deals with the real problem faced by migrants in Mumbai, which is very relevant in the present times. Commenting on the same, the actor said: "The conflict between migrants and locals is an age old one, now it is peaking globally. It has come right on the forefront, so much so that you cannot even ignore it. Also during the lockdown, the sight that we got to see of migrants leaving the city was quite heart-wrenching. Somewhere it has shown that migrants losing respect and having no trust in the urban society, having completely been disappointed, chose to walk thousands of kilometers. The problem is universal."
Now that the lockdown is gradually opening up and shooting is all set to resume, how difficult will it be to shoot while maintaining social distancing?
"I don't know. We are still wondering. I am going to speak to all the people I work with, I don't know how we will manage. But I guess this is the new normal that we have to get used to. What will be the procedure, what will be the protocol, what will be the dos and don'ts on the set -- these will be decided. Yes, it is not going to be so easy but the industry will surely find its way," concluded the actor.
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