Cinema halls and streaming services

Twitter exploded today when the announcement came out that one of Akshay Kumar's films would be an exclusive on Disney+ Hotstar. People came out tweeting against this announcement calling out the actors to be greedy. I don't get it. The same people would be happy to pay out hundreds for watching the trendy Netflix Original but when the same thing happens for a feature Bollywood film they make it an issue.

How and where a film is released is upon those who make the film. The same applies to most creative works I guess. Where a podcast or a video series is available is upon the people who are making it. If they want to keep it exclusive, they should. Even the same goes for journalism I guess. Most online news publications are now exclusive and paid. They deserve the money for their work. Everyone does.

Day twelve of one hundred.


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