Tannishtha Chatterjee praises opportunities for women
'Yellow Bus' actress Tannishtha Chatterjee believes the "world of women" is finally getting a chance in cinema.
Tannishtha Chatterjee believes the "world of women" is finally getting a chance in cinema.
The 'Yellow Bus' actress is pleased that a wider range of good roles is becoming available for female stars and thinks it is in part due to more viewing opportunities, as well as more women working behind the scenes.
She told FirstPost.com: "That is because cinema professionals are changing. Now we have a lot of women directors, writers, producers.
"So, the world view of women is also getting a chance.
"And obviously OTT has opened up stories which are diverse and the kind of stories that we can watch from different parts of the world which is most importantly accessible."
However, Tannishtha admitted she doesn't enjoy OTT films as much as going to the cinema, though she acknowledged the platform is great for series.
She said: "I can never enjoy films on OTT. Cinema as a language is very different and OTT is more intimate and dialogue oriented. Its plot oriented, it is not visual oriented at all.
"For me the series format does well on OTT, but not films on digital platforms.
"Cinema on OTT just doesn’t work at all. A lot of old filmmakers are complaining because they are not able to adapt to this new medium because films have a different language of storytelling."
Tannishtha can next be seen in drama 'Yellow Bus' and admitted she "cried" when she read the script for the first time.
She said: "I think the basic emotions, the guilt, the pain and coming to terms with the loss, obviously I related to it.
"In fact, when I was reading the script, I put myself there and felt that if this happened to me, what would I have done.
"When I read the script for the first time, I cried at so many places and was devastated too.
"On the other hand, I felt that should I let myself and put myself through this torture. But finally I agreed to be a part of it because the story was brilliant."