This is his maiden go to to India, he tells us as we sit down for a chat in a luxurious lodge. Tsahi Halevi has been having fun with his fame, which he obtained all thanks to the worldwide hit present Fauda.

“My journey was fairly quick, but it was attention-grabbing to hear ideas about it. I knew Fauda is kind of familiar right here, but not to this extent. It has had a huge impact. The first day I obtained to Mumbai, I went to Taj Mahal lodge to see what occurred in 2008, then Leopold Café. I was stopped by people who wished to take images. It was stunning,” says the 47-year-old.

Does he attribute this to the OTT increase, which significantly occurred through the pandemic? Halevi agrees and says, “Generally talking, any undertaking begins with an excellent story. Human story is also the explanation why it touches people not simply in India. The present got here out in 2015, when OTT platforms had began buying worldwide content material. Now they not solely buy, but additionally produce. I suppose this helps so many worldwide content material. In the pandemic, we had been caught at dwelling, and what may we do than simply watch a sequence. There was an enormous demand for content material. This can also be why I need a co-production between Israel and India, which has such an unlimited trade. In Israel, there may be lots of good storytelling, it will likely be attention-grabbing to discover it.”

This is why the actor-producer-singer met with Indian celebs comparable to Anupam Kher, Imtiaz Ali, and Vivek Agnihotri. Halevi additionally managed to watch The Kashmir Files.

What does he really feel about the best way Israel is depicted in worldwide cinema, akin to the best way India is depicted in movies comparable to Slumdog Millionaire? He says he has to assume onerous about an English movie or sequence that talks about Israel, with out it being an Israel manufacturing in the primary place.

“The most information we get about Israel is what comes from the information. It doesn’t provide the full image, as information is at all times black or white. The approach we see India in movies, that’s not India, it’s only a small piece of the puzzle. Same goes for Israel. Mostly it touches upon a sure concern. If somebody actually desires to know what occurs, go to Israel, communicate to people to get a lot data, like I did in India,” he says.

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