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Exclusive! Triplings S3 actor Sumeet Vyas: Short attention span of the audience is huge challenge for makers

The actor-writer gets candid about what it takes to make a web series

Exclusive! Triplings S3 actor Sumeet Vyas: Short attention span of the audience is huge challenge for makers
Sumeet Vyas

Last Updated: 06.30 PM, Oct 19, 2022


Actor and writer Sumeet Vyas who is all set to come up with the much-awaited third season of Triplings opens up on how with the growing OTT content and receptive audience, creating content is becoming fun yet tough.

Sumeet is not only known for his acting skill but also for writing shows and short films like Bang Baaja Baaraat, Haircut, Triplings among others.

While he has been co-writing the show Triplings for three consecutive seasons now Sumeet says that he feels lucky to find a collaborator like Arunabh Kumar, the head of The Viral Fever (TVF).

Sumeet told OTTplay, " I feel lucky to found a collaborator who allowed me to write and support a show without interfering in the process; because there are times when the interference of the producers' spoilers the creativity of a project.

However, the story writer admits that the small attention span of the audience is surely a challenge that every writer in the current time has to deal with.

"Short attention span is surely an issue because we all are multi-tasking. We are doing everything at the same time, be it responding to a Twitter feed and current affairs, on an Instagram post, WhatsApp chat and at the same time watching a show or a film. So the challenge is to hold the audience with something that will hold them constantly to be engaged with the story. Yes, since there are so many avenues, and a number of shows, validation and the rejection are almost instant," said the actor.

Sharing his way of dealing with it in his writing, Sumeet mentioned, " I think it goes back to the basic of storytelling where you cannot make the audience fool with any gimmicks that people tend to think can work on OTT platforms. You cannot hold the attention of the audience by showing some sex scenes, abusive language, killing etc. At times the simplicity of a story, that one can watch and feel relaxed after a long working day works wonderfully. Our show Tripling is a result of that."

The show Tripling Season 3, directed by Neeraj Udhwani, featuring Sumeet Vyas, Maanvi Gagroo, Amol Parashar, Kumud Mishra, Shernaz Patel among others, will be released on ZEE5 on October 21.

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