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Sonali Bendre believes Bollywood’s ‘chalta hai’ mindset can no longer be sustained

Sonali Bendre

Sonali Bendre has commented about OTT platforms and how they have transformed the way people in the entertainment business tolerate mediocrity. She also said that she missed the chance to intentionally learn’ from Aamir Khan while filming Sarfarosh.

Actress Sonali Bendre has spoken out about OTT platforms, claiming that they have given performers a “second innings.” In a recent interview, she also said that because of OTT platforms, individuals in the film business can no longer have a casual approach. She also discussed her flick Sarfarosh and co-star Aamir Khan. She further said that when shooting Sarfarosh, she missed the chance’ to learn from Aamir.

John Matthew Matthan wrote, produced, and directed the action drama Sarfarosh (1999). Naseeruddin Shah, Aamir Khan, Sonali Bendre, and Mukesh Rishi are among the cast members. The film received the National Film Award, and the Filmfare Critics Award, and was exhibited at the India International Film Festival.

Sonali remarked in an interview with Film Companion, “I’m desperate to go back to work. I’m having a great time with it. I’m no longer an unintentional actor. This is something I’ve decided to do. I no longer have an excuse if I don’t do it right this time. I had a good time doing Sarfarosh with Aamir. During Sarfarosh, I passed up a chance to intentionally learn from him.”

She further said, “We would not have had a second innings if OTT platforms had not emerged. That ‘chalta hai’ (casually stating it’s acceptable) mentality can’t exist forever, and I believe it’s the greatest thing to happen to our profession.” Sonali also discussed her battle with cancer. She said that ‘getting a scar and losing my hair’ taught her that ‘beauty is never flawless.’

Sonali is scheduled to make her OTT debut with the series The Broken News. She will portray Awaaz Bharati journalist Amina Qureshi. Sonali will be joined on the program by Jaideep Ahlawat and Shriya Pilgaonkar.

The plot follows two competing Mumbai-based news networks, Awaaz Bharati, an independent, ethical news channel, and Josh 24/7 News, which provides sensationalist and intrusive journalism. The Broken News, directed by Vinay Waikul, will premiere on Zee5.

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