New Delhi :
Actor Supriya Pathak has spent glorious years of her life working in all the mediums of storytelling. After working across the various quarters of the showbiz industry, the actor believes that nothing can beat the cinema experience. The Wake Up Sid actor considers the web to be the strongest medium currently. She says that it can reach out to the maximum number of people, engaging more viewers with interesting and layered stories.
"When TV came, it was a very strong medium. It reached out to so many people and it could have made difference but we got into mundaneness of it. I think it will not hopefully happen to this new medium. It has a lot of scopes. I hope we keep the momentum alive and keep it going strong. We as actors can help. In cinema, there are budget constraints and on TV, it has become a sad situation, so this medium has opened up new doors. We have been given opportunity to tell interesting stories," Pathak told PTI.
Having stated the many merits and huge audience base for the web, Supriya still believes that the digital medium cannot "overtake cinema".
"Cinema might have it's share of ups and downs, it can't go. It is a very major part of everybody's life. It is a process like going to cinema halls, watching films on the big screen."
The 57-year-old actor is currently working in Tigers, starring Emraan Hashmi. Tigers narrates a story of a small-time Pakistani salesman who gets recruited by multi-national to sell baby formula, that only rich can afford. However, the protagonist later discovers that the formula has killed many children, after which he begins an alone and dangerous battle against the company.
The Khichdi star essays the role of Emraan's mother and she also believes to have found the story quite relevant and intriguing.
"The issues that are being tackled in the film is something we all believe in and try and hopefully make people aware of it."
Directed by the Academy Award winner Danis TanoviÄ‡, Tigers is currently streaming on ZEE5.