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Digitisation is a vibrant move: Actor, Dir & Screenwriter, Saurabh Shukla

Associated with the film industry since more than a decade now and last seen in the 2012 film Barfi, Saurabh Shukla’s professional career began with his 1994 release Bandit Queen. Basically a  theatre artist he has also been involved with the  television industry.

In an exclusive interaction, he talked about trends that he has observed in recent times. When asked to share his view on one particular trend that he has  observed and been part of, he said, “ Have closely felt that there is a great growth in Indian films and we’ve been part of new technologies which has created a new and better platform and too in the same celluloid.”

Saurabh believes that just creating new ideas or sticking to new elements is not sufficient, but content plays an equally important role and should be well prepared and conceptualised by us as technology is not going to help us in preparing content.

Further while sharing about the transition that he has noticed in Bollywood films, he said, “I’ll say that there were restrictions in the earlier days i.e. in the 80’s and 90’s but now we see that there are new technologies and new ways to reach out to our fans.”

“The whole industry has changed and is changing drastically with time. There are new subjects that have been introduced and well produced by the industry and also there is loads of experimentation going on rather than sticking to the  same old story concepts,” he added.

According to Saurabh Shukla it is a vibrant time for films. On the television front he said,” In India television is still finding its ground, it’s still in process.”

Saurabh is currently shooting for Yash Raj’s film Gunday and also concentrating on his upcoming film Jolly LLB directed by Subash Kapoor. He has quite a lot of films in his kitty including Rajkumar Santoshi’s Phata Poster Nikala Hero,  Satish Kaushik’s Gangs of Ghosts and Raju Hirani’s P.K. 

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