Actress Ameesha Patel believes that the content available on OTT platforms is not suitable for Indian sensibilities.
These days Ameesha Patel is busy promoting her upcoming movie ‘Gadar 2’. During the promotion, the actress has said that this first film retains the core essence of ‘Gadar – Ek Prem Katha’, which released in 2001.
Adding to the conversation about whether programming on streaming platforms is too radical for Indian sensibilities, actress Ameesha Patel made some homophobic comments in a recent interview. Ameesha said in an interview to Bollywood Hungama that the audience is hungry for ‘clean’ entertainment, which cannot be found on OTT platforms. He said the content on streaming is “sexist-ridden”, which he compared to the content that forces parents to lock TVs so children don’t watch them.
He said, ‘People are waiting for good, clean cinema. The era where you could make cinema that a grandchild could watch with their grandparent is completely gone. OTT certainly doesn’t give you that. Because OTT is full of homosexuality, gay and lesbian… scenes where you have to cover your kids eyes or actually put a child lock on your TV so that they can’t access those platforms. That’s not something you really want your kids to be exposed to.
Ameesha said, “Indians could not travel so much, we did not have that much fashion. Everything you wanted was through cinema… We didn’t even have an organized music industry. You depended on film music; The costumes, the fashion, everything has come from cinema, and I think people are missing that essence. He believes that ‘Gadar 2’ is the answer.”
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He added that the filmmakers will have to try to retain the ‘essence’ of the first film in Gadar 2. ‘It has family values, heartwarming moments, great action, dialogues, music; Everything you expect from Gadar is there.”
‘Gadar 2’ is all set to hit the theaters on August 11, a full 22 years after the first film became a massive blockbuster.