"Somewhere I feel happy that this correction took place"
Shreyas Talpade has stated that the Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the entertainment industry.
But as it slowly returns to some sense of normality, he feels that the industry has experienced some benefits amid the tough period.
He explained: “To be honest post lockdown, a lot of things have changed.
“The OTT which happened last year has given a lot of people the confidence to produce some exciting content.
“Our industry suffered a lot but it is like when you hit rock bottom, from there you only go up. I think we all will go up from now on.”
Shreyas also believes that there has been a change in mindset within the film industry.
“We needed this correction to happen. Somewhere I feel happy that this correction took place because it was getting a little chaotic out there in Bollywood.
“It was not fair, it was pretty one-sided… a lot of things. So this correction was necessary.
“From here on we pretty much have an equal playing field for all of us. Things are looking bright, amazing and exciting.”
As more film and TV projects resume filming, Shreyas revealed that he is looking forward to a busy 2021 as he has multiple projects releasing, both acting and directorial works.
The 45-year-old, who made his directorial debut in 2017 with Poster Boys, said:
“I have one Hindi film and one Marathi film with Mahesh Manjrekar coming out.
“Then there is also a series and a couple of very good Hindi film offers which I am considering because the roles are too good.
“I will also be producing my own Marathi film this year.
“I have also been offered a few directorial projects, so yes it is quite busy for me. While you want to do everything there is only so much that you can do.”
In addition to his film projects, Shreyas Talpade revealed that he is set to launch his own OTT platform.
His content will focus on theatre and the performing arts.
On the new venture, Shreyas elaborated:
“It is a very unique platform. We will launch soon.
“Right now we have already 100 hours of content exclusively shot for us.
“We are very happy that during the pandemic, we create jobs for 730 people. So that’s a satisfaction which can’t be compared to anything else.”