Who are the Bollywood actors making their debut on OTT platforms, the go-to form of entertainment during the lockdown?
Joginder Tuteja finds out.
The End, Amazon Prime
IMAGE: Akshay Kumar at the launch of The End. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar
Announced over a year ago, The End saw one of the most high profile launches for a Web series in India.
Akshay leads the show and the production values are expected to be global-style worthy.
Vikram Malhotra (of the Breathe series) puts it all together.
Breathe 2, Amazon Prime
Photograph: Kind courtesy Abhishek Bachchan/Instagram
After the success of Breathe, a sequel had to be made.
The first season had R Madhavan with Amit Sadh. Abhishek takes the lead in part two.
Class of ’83, Netflix
Photograph: Kind courtesy Bobby Deol/Instagram
Bobby stars in a Netflix original film Class of ’83, backed by Shah Rukh Khan.
Bobby was last seen in the superhit comedy Housefull 4. With Class of ’83, he steps into a drama zone as a cop-turned-instructor.
Kay Kay Menon
Special Ops, Disney + Hotstar
Currently one of the top Web series, Kay Kay proves once again that he is a terrific actor.
Neeraj Pandey and Shivam Nair’s Special Ops is special indeed.
Paatal Lok, Amazon Prime
Paatal Lok has made Jaideep an overnight sensation.
Debuting as an antagonist opposite Akshay Kumar in 2010 (Khatta Meetha), Jaideep played smaller roles in several films before he stole the show in Paatal Lok.
Asur, Voot Select
From a background dancer in Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja to debuting as a leading man in the surprise hit Tere Mere Sapne to a successful acting career, Arshad has enjoyed an eventful journey over last 25 years.
Asur has turned out to be a game-changing event for the actor who has gone serious yet again after amazing performances in Sehar and Irada.
Poison 2, ZEE5
Aftab returns to the limelight in the crime saga, Poison 2.
Raai Lakshmi gives him able company.
The Family Man, Amazon Prime
There’s probably nothing that Manoj cannot do.
From television to feature films to short films, he has kept himself busy for over 25 years.
His OTT debut in The Family Man was a grand success, and he returns in the sequel.
He was also seen recently in his first Web film, Mrs Serial Killer, co-starring Jacqueline Fernandez.
Mirzapur, Amazon Prime
Ali’s Mirzapur was popular, and there is much interest in its sequel.
The shoot is done, and one can’t wait to see Ali as Guddu Pandit in action again.
One gets to see Kunal’s brooding and serious side in his cop drama, Abhay.