The year 2020 has been a big setback for the film industry, but has been a great success for streaming platforms. During the lockdown, these platforms did not reduce the dose of entertainment for the people living in the homes, due to which many Bollywood stars also made debuts through web series on OTT platforms.
Bobby Deol made an OTT debut with Prakash Jha’s web series released on MX Player. In this series, Bobby played the character of the hypocritical Dharmaguru. Two seasons of the series have been released and both are well known.
Abhishek Bachchan made his debut on the digital platform from Amazon Prime’s web series Breathe-in to Shadows. In this series, Abhishek played the role of a psychiatric disorder patient who has a double personality.
Sushmita Sen made her digital debut in the series Arya on Disney Plus Hotstar. In this crime drama, Sushmita played a member of a crime family. The series was directed by Ram Madhvani. Sushmita returned to acting after 5 years through the series.
Lara Dutta made her OTT debut on Disney Plus Hotstari’s series Hundred. He was supported by Sairat fame Rinku Rajguru in the series directed by Ruchi Narayan.
Karisma Kapoor made her comeback in acting and acting on OTT from ALT Balaji’s web series Mentalhood. It is a family drama series. Dino Morea, Shilpa Shukla, Sandhya Mridul, Shruti Seth and Sanjay Suri played key roles in the series.
Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah has stepped into the digital world with Bandish Bandits, the highly successful musical web series on Amazon Prime. Naseer played the role of the head of a classical music family in the series.
Arshad Warsi started his innings on OTT from the series Asura of Voot Select. In this crime thriller series, Barun Sobti played the parallel lead role.
Ishaan Khattar started the innings in the world of web series from Meera Nair directed A Suitable Boy This period drama covered the time period when the country got independence. This is an adaptation of the novel by the same name of Vikram Seth.
Disney’s Hotstar’s Spy Series Special Ops featured legendary artist KK Menon making his digital debut. KK played the head of the secret agency in this series. The series was created by Neeraj Pandey.