Web not replacement of television: Nakuul Mehta

Mumbai, Jan 26 (PTI) Actor Nakuul Mehta believes the boom in digital space is not a threat to television but an opportunity for the artistes to explore different stories.

The actor is best known for his TV shows 'Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara' and 'Ishqbaaaz' and was recently seen in ZEE5 series 'Never Kiss Your Best Friend'.

'Both the shows that I have done have had 700 plus episodes, they are long. TV gives you fatigue sometimes, the web gives you opportunities.

'The advantage of the web is you can do different stories in a shorter format. It is not a replacement of TV, it is an opportunity to drive into different stories and characters,' Nakuul told PTI.

The actor believes all the mediums -- cinema, TV and web -- can co-exist.

'Never Kiss Your Best Friend' is Nakuul's second web-series after 2016 show 'I Don't Watch TV', which he had co-written, co-produced and acted in.

He said he found 'Never Kiss Your Best Friend' relatable in terms of its storyline.

'When I read it (story), the vibe was so relatable, cool and millenial, I had not done something like this before. This felt very real. It is good to tell stories of real people. I could identify with the content,' he said. PTI KKP SHD SHD