Here's why you won't be seeing Shah Rukh Khan in a web series anytime soon

Updated: Nov 08, 2017, 11:57 IST | Sonil Dedhia

Though he agrees that digital space is the future, Shah Rukh Khan says he'll judge how the medium is working before taking the plunge

Given how the digital platform is booming, it's not surprising that actors like Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Richa Chadha have joined the bandwagon.

Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan

However, Shah Rukh Khan fans will have to wait to see the superstar experimenting with a web series. While he is all for innovation, the actor says he will venture into the territory only for the right reasons and not just to be a part of the revolution.

"I have heard that Saif and Nawaz are doing a series, which is great, but I want to see how well Indian series do on the digital platform," he says before adding, "I want to take my own time to understand how the medium is working. The format is completely different and I don't think I will venture into it just for the sake of doing it."

Last year, video-streaming giant Netflix signed a deal with Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment to license its catalogue of films globally. "They have been kind enough to bring some of my old as well new films including Raees, Jab Harry Met Sejal and Ittefaq on their platform," he says.

That the digital platform will be a gamechanger is not lost on him, but he says the magic of the big screen will remain. "In the near future, I'm sure films will start releasing digitally. But there will still be filmmakers who will continue bringing people to cinemas. I don't think people will stop going to theatres."

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