Ludo actor Ishtiyak Khan says since the pandemic struck the viewing pattern of audience has wholly transformed. And the trend of realistic cinema has helped actors like him get important and noticeable roles.
“Nowadays, we rarely shoot in Mumbai and films are set in real locations — Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh or in the Himalayas. This trend of realistic cinema has provided ample opportunity for artistes like us. The barrier of physique, looks and features has been shattered totally. Definition of hero too has been redefined,”says the actor on his recent visit to Lucknow.
Just before the lockdown he shot for Maidaan in Lucknow and within a year he shot for Khuda Hazif-2 (2022), Acting Ka Bhoot and more recently wrapped Jaaiye Aap Kahan Jayengey starring Karan Aanand and Monal Gajjar in the state capital.
“There is lot of focus on character artistes and their roles…