Streaming or OTT platforms have benefited from the lockdown, giving audiences entertaining shows and movies.
Joginder Tuteja looks at the Bollywood debutantes on streaming platforms.
Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao
The White Tiger, Netflix
IMAGE: Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra will star in The White Tiger. Photograph: Kind courtesy Rajkummar Rao/Instagram
The Quantico lady will make her Web series debut in The White Tiger based on Booker Prize winner Aravind Adiga’s bestseller.
Rajkummar Rao will give her company.
IMAGE: The cast and crew of Tribhanga. Photograph: Kind courtesy Kajol/Instagram
Renuka Shahane has directed Tribhanga for Netflix and has Kajol making her debut on the OTT platform.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu
The Family Man Season 2, Amazon Prime
Photograph: Kind courtesy Samantha Ruth Prabhu/Instagram
howrunners Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK convinced southern star Samantha to play a leading part in the second season of the Manoj Bajpayee starrer, The Family Man, which is directed by former KhabriBaba.com journalist Suparn Verma.
Yet untitled series with Rohan Sippy, Netflix
Photograph: Kind courtesy Raveena Tandon/Instagram
There is buzz that Raveena will step into the OTT universe with Rohan Sippy’s yet-untitled Web series.
Kamathipura, Amazon Prime
IMAGE: Meerra Chopra in Kamathipura.
Section 375 was a comeback of sorts for Meerra.
From playing a vulnerable young woman to playing a no-nonsense cop in Kamathipura, Meerra will explore a range of emotions.
REJCTX, Season 2, ZEE5
IMAGE: Esha Gupta in REJCTX Season 2. Photograph: Kind courtesy Esha Gupta/Instagram
When she began her Bollywood career with Jannat 2 and Raaz 3, Esha made a good enough impression.
Over a period of time, she has played a cop in Prakash Jha’s Chakravyuha as well as in last year’s One Day.
She made her Web series debut with the second season of Goldie Behl directed REJCTX, where she plays — what else — a cop.
Illegal, Voot Select
IMAGE: Neha Sharma in Illegal.
Neha was last seen in this year’s blockbuster, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.
In Vikram Bhatt’s Illegal, she plays a rookie lawyer who takes on bigwigs.
Hundred, Disney+ Hotstar
IMAGE: Lara Dutta in Hundred.
It’s a new beginning for Lara in the streaming world with Hundred.
She plays an opportunist cop with a heart in the series.
Mentalhood, ALT Balaji & ZEE5
IMAGE: Karisma Kapoor in Mentalhood.
Karisma’s Web series debut has been well received; she explores the trials and tribulations of being a mom from Meerut in uppah class Mumbai in Mentalhood.
Mrs Serial Killer, Netflix
IMAGE: Jacqueline Fernandez and Manoj Bajpayee in Shrish Kunder’s Mrs Serial Killer.
Jacqueline debuted as a leading lady in the Netflix film, Mrs Serial Killer. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out.