The debate on whether Indian television has evolved in the past years or not has been long going. Recently in an exclusive chat with Koimoi actor Shama Sikander opened up about the same and how the TV has been regressive and has not much evolved in terms of content.
Shama Sikander, in an exclusive Instagram Live session with Koimoi, spoke about many things from her debut film Mann to her time in quarantine to what content attracts her.
When asked if Shama still follows television and how much does she think it has evolved, she said, “Let’s say making wise it has. Shows are being made on a larger scale. Not in totality when it comes to content. There has been very regressive content made on television in the past few years and that has surprisingly been very hit also. Because I believe the audience of television is in the small towns or women who are at home and they may have the lifestyle like that and they somehow connect to it. I cannot connect with that because I am more of a today’s person.”
Talking about how she feels moving with time is the mantra to growth and it is better to grow and not being stuck, she added, “I am glad that there is online content for people like me and you who like to move with time and not be stuck in the old era. I actually consider myself lucky as I have seen both the eras. I always feel that we grow when we move with time, we don’t when we get stuck. So content-wise I would so not very much, maybe 20 per cent, because there are some people who are making good shows.”
Shama Sikander who became a hit on Television with her serials Seven, Yeh Meri Life Hain and Balveer was also seen in films like Bypass Road, Mann and web shows like Maya.