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Amyra Dastur: Thanks to OTT, people don't get work because of their last name

Source : IANS 2021-04-27 12:56:26


Actress Amyra Dastur says with the advent of OTT, the casting game has changed in showbiz. She feels people are now bagging projects because of their talent and not necessarily because of family connections.


"I feel like OTT has changed the game in casting. The audience also knows that people are being cast because of skill and not last name,"

She adds that more than the actors performing well, the digital space has given a scope to directors and writers a chance to showcase their talent.

"More than actors, I feel OTT has been a breakout for directors and writers. Any good show has done well because of the writers. It is easy for us, actors, as we get lines but the writers have to write everything and people are seeing that. OTT has given us some of India's greatest writers today," she says.

Amyra worked in the international martial arts drama "Kung Fu Yoga" starring Jackie Chan, besides Bollywood projects such as "Prassthanam", "Made In China", "Mr X", "Judgementall Hai Kya" and, more recently, "Koi Jaane Na". In the OTT space, she has been a part of the web series "Tandav".

The actress recently also worked in the music video "Wah ji wah". Talking about the same, she says that she loved the vibe of the song and said yes to it instantly.