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Of fantasies & fetishes

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Of fantasies & fetishes

Actress Anupriya Goenka, who features in web series The Final Call and Criminal Justice, is embracing web content, and is all for the creative freedom promised by digital production companies thirsty for content.

Actress Anupriya Goenka, who features in web series The Final Call and Criminal Justice, is embracing web content, and is all for the creative freedom promised by digital production companies thirsty for content.

"In this digital world, web shows are a total game changer. Compared to films, they allow you to have far more choices to collaborate with super- talented people, dig deeper into a character, explore fresh creative ideas, with less restrictions," Goenka told Mail Today.

"I have been very lucky to have worked with some ace directors includingNeeraj Ghaywan, Nishikant Kamat and Tigmanshu Dhulia in this space. There was a time when I didn't find a single, interesting Hindi TV show to watch, and ended up binging on American TV. Now, with online video streaming services, one is spoilt for choice, and it's getting better in terms of the wide variety of content to satisfy the diverse tastes of its audience," said Goenka, who will also be seen in Sacred Games 2 and Asura.

Talking about her new Voot web show Fuh Se Fantasy, the actress said it encourages people to spice up their love lives. "Most of the time, we fantasise about our love lives and partners, but don't put in enough work enough to fulfil them. This show is about our many fan-tasies and fetishes, and turning them into reality."

Sharing screen space with Karan Wahi and Gaurav Pandey, the actress plays a woman with a troubled marriage who gets another shot at romance in Fuh Se Fantasy.

"Everyone loves a love story. All of us want to be loved. I think 80 per cent of us spend our life chasing it, and only 20 per cent are lucky enough to finally find it. But whether you're single, or in a relationship, you have a 30-minute show about love and desire at your disposal to live your dreams," said Goenka about her web show.

While online space has been a great incubator of young talent, some Bollywood actors have also been drawn in to the space, and their success has been encouraging, said the actress, adding that every actor wants to "try different things" and get a wider audience base. Goenka, who featured in Bollywood blockbusters like Padmaavat and Tiger Zinda Hai, is looking forward to do varied, nuanced roles on the big screen too. "A film is a film. There's so much more I want to do in both independent and commercial films. Thankfully, now more meaningful cinema is being made."