Pavail Gulati on theater vs OTT platform debate: Good films will get the due irrespective of the medium

Did you anticipate it? We thought people are going to be empathetic to each other. But people loved the character and the film. I think a lot of things will change post the lockdown. This is an issue that everyone has either dealt with at least once in their life or has seen happening with someone they know. I am taking one day at a time. Written by A. And one cannot even escape such situations due to the lockdown. Your performance in Thappad was really appreciated. I don’t think there should be a debate on OTT vs theater because a good film will get its due on any platform. What sort of script appeals to you? We all know these are trying times. My one takeaway was about respecting relationships that we take for granted. I am taking my time to figure it out. And I will be cursed. But I hope that we come out as better people because of the situation we all are in. How is Anubhav Sinha as a director? I am reading scripts and finding which one resonates with me. (Photo: Pavail Gulati/Instagram)
Thappad actor Pavail Gulati recently went LIVE on The Indian Express’ Facebook page to interact with his fans. What is your one takeaway from the film? I thought because of the kind of character I play, people will hate me. Films are made with a lot of love, money and hard work. I don’t think I would like to repeat what I have already done. During the lockdown, there have been reports about the increase in domestic violence cases. He spoke about the increasing number of cases of domestic violence during the lockdown and also shared his experience of working with Anubhav Sinha
Excerpts from the interaction:
How is the lockdown treating you? 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. I am trying to stay positive. Kameshwari
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Updated: May 21, 2020 10:29:37 am

Pavail Gulati was last seen in Thappad. Now, films are being released directly on OTT platforms. How do you see the pandemic changing the film industry? I can only be hopeful. I am really happy about how the film has been received. And a kid from the heart. There is a lot of money riding on these projects and they should reach the maximum number of viewers. Everybody wants their film to release and reach to a larger audience. At present, due to the situation, I don’t think the medium should matter. He is one of the nicest people I have met. He is very cool. Post Thappad, would you like to play the same sort of character on screen? Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. He is very jovial and sarcastic. What drives me to say yes or no, I am not sure yet. There is going to be a new normal. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Of course, I also have my low days when I feel claustrophobic and want to go out and work, but we have to force ourselves to live through this. Sadly, that’s not the case always. Trying to stay healthy and trying to look after a lot of animals in my society so that everyone is fed properly. He is so calm on the sets. Thappad is streaming on Amazon Prime Video after its theatrical release. Anubhav sir is so well-read that even if you sit for two minutes, you will get so much information. Anubhav sir is opposite to the kind of films he has made. What is your take on it? I realised while shooting for the film that how we take our relationships for granted and do not give them their due. No.