This has been fairly an eventful yr for actor Vikas Kumar because it began on an incredible be aware with ‘Sonsi’, his first quick movie as a producer, profitable a Nationwide Award. ‘Sonsi’ can also be nominated for Finest Quick Movie on the NYIFF (New York Indian Movie Competition) whereas Vikas, himself, is nominated as Finest Actor for ‘Uljhan’, an unbiased movie. ‘Handover’, one other unbiased movie Vikas is part of, received a brand new lease of life upon its launch on the internet lately. That is one thing Vikas is extraordinarily happy about.
“Within the final one yr, there was such a shift as to how individuals are watching movies. Now the first mode of watching any content material is OTT. OTT has made the leisure playground extra aggressive now. The appearance of OTT has not solely benefited recent expertise but it surely has confirmed to be a recent lease of life to the careers of present and famend actors. So, filmmakers, be it newcomers or present, try to give you distinctive content material as a way to have interaction a bigger viewers”, he says.
Vikas feels OTT is a giant boon because it provides a movie in addition to actors a wider attain. “There was a variety of expertise not getting due recognition, however the situation has modified due to web-space. On the identical platform, now we have the identical viewers consuming the work of each established and comparatively new actors. Due to OTT platforms, the viewers is uncovered to nice high quality content material, be it nationwide or worldwide. Greater than star energy, content material has actually turn into king.”
Wanting again at his decade-long performing profession, Vikas says, “One factor that I’ve discovered to do through the years is ‘give up’. Earlier than taking pictures begins, I rely lots on preparation and exhausting work. As soon as I’m on set, I try to give up myself to the character, to the scene, to the director’s imaginative and prescient.”
Vikas is best-known for his stints as senior inspector Rajat in ‘CID’, Abhay in ‘Hamid’, Main Prem in ‘Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran’, and ACP Khan in ‘Aarya’.