In the era of the Coronavirus pandemic, a large number of viewers were attracted to OTT platforms. Due to the closure of cinema halls, films came directly on OTT platforms, and then the process of Bollywood actors coming to OTT started.
Bollywood actors like Purab Kohli have been associated with this platform for a long time, but after Saif Ali Khan, the trend of famous stars coming to OTT platforms increased. Last year, Abhishek Bachchan became a part of OTT with Prime's web series Breathe- Into the Shadows.
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At the same time, Bobby Deol entered the world of OTT content from MX Player's web series Ashram. Sushmita Sen joined this new world of entertainment with Disney Plus Hotstar's web series Arya. This trend will continue in the coming times and many superstars will be seen traveling on OTT.
Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan Shahid Kapoor debut
These also include Akshay Kumar, who will start the OTT innings through the The End web series. This series will come on Prime. Recently, the producer of the series Vikram Malhotra told that the series will be able to start by the end of this year or early next year. This is a thriller web series.
Celebrating the success of Prime's series The Family Man 2, the next web series from director duo Raj & DK will mark Shahid Kapoor's digital debut. It is a crime series in which South Indian actress Raashi Khanna will be seen opposite Shahid. The series has not been named yet.
Ajay Devgn will make his OTT debut with Disney Plus Hotstar's under-construction crime drama series 'Rudra - The Edge of Darkness'. The special thing is that Ajay will be seen in the character of a police officer in this series, which will be different from his cop avatars till now. The series will be streamed on Disney Plus Hotstar VIP.
It will be shot at the iconic locations of Mumbai. The series is produced by Applause Entertainment and BBC Studios. In this series, Ajay is playing the role of an undercover cop, who will expose the crimes in Mumbai without wearing a police uniform. Rudra - The Age of Darkness is an Indian adaptation of the British psychological crime drama series Luther.
These actresses will also make their digital debut
Apart from these actors, many actresses are also going to start the innings of OTT. These include Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla, Raveena Tandon, Ayesha Jhulka. See, who will debut with which web series.
Sonakshi Sinha will be seen in the role of a tough police officer in the series of Prime. The name of this series has not been decided yet. Along with Sonakshi, Vijay Verma, Gulshan Devaiah, and Soham Shah are also in important roles. Reema Kagti is its director.
Madhuri Dixit is making her OTT debut with the Netflix series Finding Anamika. Madhuri plays a superstar in the series, who suddenly disappears. Karishma Kohli and Bejoy Nambiar have directed the series.
Juhi Chawla and Ayesha Jhulka are debuting with the Hush Hush web series. The entire star cast of the series is female, including Kritika Kamra, Soha Ali Khan, Shahana Goswami, and Karishma Tanna. This series is to come on Prime.
Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon will also make her OTT debut this year. Raveena will debut with Netflix's series Aranyak, in which she plays a police officer. The character's name is Kasturi Durga. It is directed by Vinay Vishal.