We love them on the silver and soon we will be seeing them as a part of web series. Bollywood actors and actresses have understood the changing preferences of the audience and are trying to cater to their current taste.
Earlier, web series’ were something only a few actors did. But over the last couple of years, things have changed. With actors like Sumeet Vyas doing mainstream films and Nawazuddin Siddiqui moving to the web, the lines have blurred between films and web series.
Check out which Bollywood actors will be debuting with web series this year.
Saif Ali Khan:
Saif Ali Khan who has made a name for himself in Bollywood is taking the big leap into the digital space with Sacred Games. He will be seen playing the lead in this Netflix Original Series. Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, it is based on the thriller novel by Vikram Chandra. The show releases mid-year.
Kalki, who recently completed shooting for Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, will be making her web series debut with Smoke. Smoke stars Neil Bhoopalam, Mandira Bedi, and Jim Sarbh, and is based on the Goan mafia and politics. It will see Kalki debuting as a Portuguese-Goan DJ in the series.
Vir, who recently signed 2 stand up specials for Netflix and ABC’s crime drama Whiskey Cavaliers will also be making his official web series debut in Nikkhil Advani’s upcoming 10 part Netflix series titled Hasmukh.
Bollywood actress Radhika Apte, who was last seen in Akshay Kumar’s critically acclaimed Padman will be making her web series debut in Netflix’s first Indian original web series Sacred Games. Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, the series features Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Arunoday Singh who was praised for his role opposite Irrfan Khan in Blackmail is currently busy with Alt Balaji’s series, Apharan. He will be seen playing a cop turned criminal in this series, which has been shoot around the by lanes of Rishikesh. The series also stars Nidhi Singh and is being directed by Siddhartha Sengupta.
National Award Winner Pankaj Tripathi is currently busy with three back to back films in three different languages. Currently, the actor is busy shooting for the BBC International remake of Criminal Justice. It stars Jackie Shroff and Vikrant Massey as well. Pankaj Tripathi will be debuting in two web series – the other being Mirzapur.