Exclusive: Netflix’s Choked Actress Saiyami Kher Believes, “Earlier People Used To Think The Actors Who Do Not Get Films Work For OTT”

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 Actress Saiyami Kher has made her presence evident as an actress through superhit work throughout this year. The actress was seen in Disney+Hotstar’s Special Ops, Amazon Prime’s Breathe and Unpaused, and Netflix’s Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai a film by Anurag Kashyap. The actress also received the nomination for Best Actor Female for her performance in Choked in Filmfare OTT awards.

In an exclusive interview with Pop Diaries, the actress has shared her experience of working for OTT space and how she feels about getting the nomination. The actress said, “People have watched the work, appreciated it and Filmfare is one of the most prestigious awards in our country so it is very exciting. But everyone one who is nominated for the same has genuinely done good work so it is even more exciting.”

Since the actress has done several projects for digital platforms when she was asked how has that changed her life as an actress she stated, “I think it has completely changed my life, opened up many avenues because my films did not do well at the box office and after that, the opportunities I was getting weren’t as exciting as the work I wanted to do.” 

“In OTT I got Special Ops, Choked and played such different characters. OTTs are giving opportunities for people like me who are able to get such amazing roles,” she added.

Expressing her opinion on actors getting wider reach to the audience through digital platforms people recognizing the real talent of the actors these days Saiyami replied, “there are so many names like Shefali ma’am, Jaideep ahlawat sir like there is so much talent out there which has got an opportunity to kind of just reach out to the people with this content. I feel that people are watching this because the content is so good.”

Furthermore, she said, “The audience is very impatient so if your content is not good then they will easily switch to something else. But I’m glad that people’s perception is changing. Earlier people used to think the actors who do not get films work for OTT but now even big actors are here. So clearly Ott is the future the audience is also changing so it’s a very welcome change for sure.”

Saiyami has been acclaimed for all her work and roles. Meanwhile, the actress is working on her upcoming Telugu language film.