Here’s why Netflix is facing huge loss of subscribers

#Netflix on April 19th reported the biggest loss of subscribers for the first time in over 10 years. Netflix's customer base fell by 200,000 subscribers during the January-March period. The company’s stock tumbled a massive 26 per cent on Tuesday, erasing more than $40 billion from its stock market value.

published on : 23rd April 2022

I am fighting to be part of films which aren't restricted by regional boundaries: Radhika Apte

There’s a popular Internet joke — how everything Netflix makes has Radhika Apte in it. But the versatile actor has been missing in action for a while now. The break wasn’t conscious, but has proved to give her a breather, admitted Radhika, in a candid chat with senior journalist Kaveree Bamzai, as part Indulge Time Pass, a series of webinars organised by The New Indian Express group. “After working round the clock for eight years, it feels good to not have FOMO, and relax. I have nothing to complain about personally, but what’s happening around is quite disconcerting,” said the actor, connecting from London, where she has been spending the lockdown.  “Contrary to what most people say about not being able to do anything, I feel that not having to be anywhere lets me do whatever I want. I want to do nothing,” she said, laughing. But it isn’t quite true though. Radhika has been spending her time writing several scripts. She also opened up about a short film she has directed, starring Shahana Goswami and Gulshan Devaiah. However, the actor refused to divulge much. “We just got into an international competition, but let’s see; I don’t know what will happen with it yet,” she remarked. The past year, however, has been big for Radhika, internationally. The actor was part of three foreign films: The Wedding Guest, The Ashram, Liberté: A Call to Spy. Increasingly, international content has had protagonists who hail from different parts of the world, including India. We see actors cross over more often, but has this portrayal improved? Radhika didn’t think so. “I am grateful for representation, but usually if there is a Indian-American protagonist, there is a reason why it is so. An exception would be Danny Boyle’s Yesterday, where the lead was Indian-Brit, but he could have been anyone. I aspire to do more work that is not linked to any place.” Radhika’s last few Bollywood projects have been gamechangers —Andhadhun, for example. But the actor said it hasn’t amped her ‘commercial viability’. She went on to say that she still gets rejected because she isn’t ‘commercial enough’. “I might be generalising, but in India, we compromise when it comes to actors. It has nothing to do with performance.” And while she really likes acting, the actor admitted she doesn’t always enjoy the gamut of other activities it comes with. “It is frustrating that appearances and networking lands more work, than actual skill-honing. The lockdown has made me wonder what I really want do. A career-change might not be that bad. Start a restaurant maybe,” she said. However, it doesn’t mean that the actor isn’t doing interesting work. She has completed shooting for a futurist mockumentary for Hotstar with Vijay Varma. “It is one of the best experiences I have had. Next year, I will be shooting for Shantaram,” she said. But she added that she is quite happy not knowing what will come tomorrow. “I haven’t thought about it much; I am quite happy not knowing what happens tomorrow. Happier this way.”

published on : 7th June 2020

Timothee Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp on role models and responsibility

The King' stars spoke to Reuters about the coming-of-age film loosely based on Shakespeare's plays.

published on : 4th October 2019

After Netflix jacks up price, some click off

Streaming video company Netflix raised subscription prices in May and some users clicked off in the second quarter.

published on : 18th July 2019

Wall Street ends flat

Wall Street ended little changed on Friday as energy shares dropped and investors looked ahead to earnings season, which kicks off next week. 

published on : 12th January 2019

Radhika Apte reacts on Netflix trolling her

Actor Radhika Apte, who was recently seen in 'Ghoul' reacts on Netflix trolling her.

published on : 30th August 2018

Netflix to launch second comic book franchise

Netflix is all set to launch its second comic-book franchise, ‘Prodigy’ by author Mark Millar.

published on : 14th August 2018

Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama start hiring for their Netflix project

Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are building a team for their very own Netflix production company. Activist and filmmaker Priya Swaminathan has been hired to work on the project.

published on : 4th August 2018

Venice Film Festival unveils starry line-up and Netflix offerings

The 75th edition of the world's oldest film festival will host several Netflix movies and an unfinished Orson Welles work.

published on : 26th July 2018

'Sacred Games' marks Netflix debut into Indian original series

Sacred games stars Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

published on : 6th July 2018

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte at Sacred Games Netflix Special Screening

Sacred Games, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan, is set to release on July 6. The premiere show in Mumbai saw the presence of many Bollywood celebrities.

published on : 30th June 2018

Barack and Michelle Obama sign deal with Netflix 

Online movie streaming service Netflix has reached a deal with Barack and Michelle Obama will soon produce scripted and unscripted series, documentaries and features. 

published on : 22nd May 2018

Netflix show 'Altered Carbon' brings big budget sci-fi to television

Netflix premiered their big budget sci-fi series 'Altered Carbon' in Los Angeles with hopes it will whet the appetite of binge-watching fantasy fans.

published on : 3rd February 2018

Tech stocks boost Wall Street

The Nasdaq rose to hit another record. But as Fred Katayama reports, falling healthcare stocks capped the advance by the Dow and S&P 500.

published on : 14th October 2017