'Web is changing the face of cinema'
Mumbai: Actor Tisca Chopra, who is making her digital debut with web series 'Hostages' and also gearing up for her directorial venture in Bollywood, says high quality production and content in the web space is keeping filmmakers on their toes to deliver good cinema.
"The way the web space is booming, films have to be reinvented by the makers. In the web space, makers are not looking for a hero-heroine story. They are looking for stories that are engaging," Tisca said.
Bollywood, said the Taare Zameen Par actor, was still chasing a formula.
Tisca, who has worked in films and television, feels a dire need for filmmakers to reorient themselves to cater to an audience that is well exposed to good storytelling. "If filmmakers won't up their game, it will be difficult for them to pull the audience to the theatres," she said.
However, she said, "No one will deny the fact that a film has its own charm...watching a film sitting in a dark room, on a big screen, is really an experience."
In 'Hostages', directed by Sudhir Mishra, Tisca shares screen space with actors Ronit Roy, Parvin Dabas, Aashim Gulati and Anangsha Biswas. She essays a doctor named Mira Anand in the show, which will begin streaming on OTT platform Hotstar from May 31.
Tisca will also be seen in the Akshay and Kareena starrer Good News.