Akshaye Khanna is an actor we can never get enough of on screen. This time he is paying heed to our need and is set to answer his call on screen with a web series. He will now be seen on screens everywhere as he jumps on the web series bandwagon. The actor has confirmed being part of a web series from the creator of ‘A Gentleman’.
The DNA reported that the actor was approached by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK. Akshaye later confirmed the news, “Yes, Raj had come to me with the series and I really loved the idea. I’m absolutely open to trying out the space. But there haven’t been any further discussions on that.”
The web series is currently in the scripting stage but will be a political thriller served with satirical humour. It is surprising to see web series broaching subject which are otherwise never seen on mainstream television. Creators of web series from Bollywood are braving the internet to show their intellectuality on screen. Akshaye could not agree more with this trend.
“This is the future. I will be comfortable doing a digital show. It will eventually dawn not only on actors, but also on the filmmakers and the audience that what is important is that the content should be viewed. On what platform you view it, has become totally inconsequential. Whether you are watching the content on the silver screen, or on TV, on the laptop or the phone, it doesn’t make a difference now,” the actor said.Akshaye has joined the new trend following footsteps of other industry talents like Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan, Rajkummar Rao and Richa Chaddha. The divide between television and films is closing in, “There was a huge distinction, till a few years ago between film actors and TV actors. Bollywood actors would feel proud about doing films and they would say, ‘I don’t do TV and all!’ Today, that distinction has gone. The maximum number of views are on cellphones. Everybody is watching content on their phones. Today, if I make a web series and if 10 million people watch it, then that’s important, not where they are watching it,” added Akshaye.