OTT Platforms Have Changed the Game: Gulshan Devaiah on ‘Afsos’

“Ayushmann doesn’t need to do an OTT show,” says Gulshan Devaiah.

Published29 Jan 2020, 12:22 PM IST
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A man is desperately trying to end his life. He tries every trick of the trade but is unable to do so. Each time he tries to kill himself, he fails and has to go back to living the life that he thinks is ‘bad’. This is the premise of Amazon Prime’s new show Afsos - a black comedy written by Anirban Dasgupta and Sourav Ghosh and stars Gulshan Devaiah in the leading role.

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On the latest episode of OffScreen, we speak to Gulshan and Anirban about working on Afsos. “It’s one of the calmest sets I’ve been on, everyone just got along so well,” says Anirban. Gulshan had been involved with the project from the time it was being written till. “They kept coming back to me with better drafts, and it was just such a cool environment to work in. It’s not always like that,” laughed Gulshan.

The duo also spoke about how OTT platforms have widened horizons for them. “I don’t think someone like me would have got this kind of creative control had it not been for a platform like Amazon Prime,” says Anirban.

In OffScreen, we recount stories from the world of movies and web series, mostly featuring people who toil behind the scenes, people who basically work off-screen to create magic on screen. We also bring to you fascinating stories of actors that you might not have been privy to.

Producer: Nandakumar Rammohan
Editor: Veeru Krishan Mohan

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