By Anil Merani| Bhojpuri superstar and MP Manoj Tiwari will be part of the Bhojpuri OTT platform Bhojpuri Chaupal, which has just started streaming original series. It already boasts 500 hours of Bhojpuri content (film)

Manoj Ji will star in the series called Dharti Putra.

Other known Bhojpuri stars also have series on Chaupal, i.e. Nirhua and Amrapali Dubey’s Purvanchal; RaviKishen’s web series titled Purab ka Beta, and last but not least, Prapanch starring Pavan Singh and Shahnoor.

Talking to the media on the sidelines of Chaupal presser, Manoj Ji accepted that Bhojpuri cinema had got a bad name due to vulgarity.” I also was a part of some such content.

But now, courtesy of Choupal, we are carving a new path where content alone will be king. “

Choupal has the potential to reach Bhojpuri speakers in India and worldwide; it can make Bhojpuri films get the same zenith as, say, the Tamil film industry enjoys.

Now Bhojpuri audience dont need theatres to watch films in their lingo films,” he added

Ask Manoj about the lack of censorship norms on OTT, and he says, “ We have issued specific guidelines for the makers, so it is no longer a free run as before .”

As part of the ruling Govt at the centre, Manoj also said the Noida Film City will start functioning in some capacity by 2024; however, he does not call it a competition with Bombay film infrastructure. We want to offer filmmakers one more avenue Studies are already choc a bloc everywhere, so we need space. ” ended he