The world of OTT platforms continues to grow, and 2023 has seen some exciting debuts from popular actors across different industries. These debuts have not only captured the audience’s attention but have also left a lasting impact. These impactful OTT debuts have not only expanded the horizons of these talented actors but have also enriched the content available on digital platforms. As the world of streaming continues to evolve, these performances serve as a testament to the power of OTT platforms in showcasing exceptional talent and captivating audiences worldwide. Here’s a list of the most impactful OTT debuts in the first half of 2023:
Shahid Kapoor – Farzi:
Shahid Kapoor gave an outstanding performance as Sunny, a cunning con artist who makes counterfeit money, in Farzi. The show is touted as one of the landmark projects in his career. Already a big star on the big screen, Farzi was his debut project on the OTT platform.
Bhuvan Bam – Taaza Khabar:
The most loved content creator in the country, Bhuvan Bam enters the OTT world through Taaza Khabar. Bhuvan’s performance in the fantasy comedy thriller miniseries was appreciated. Taaza Khabar is one of the most-watched shows on OTT. Bhuvan even co-produced the show.
Sonakshi Sinha – Dahaad:
Sonakshi Sinha plays the role of a female cop who is chasing a psycho killer, in Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti’s Dahaad. Sonakshi’s power-packed acting got rave reviews from critics, and she was appreciated for picking sensitive subjects like casteism and crime against women.
Aditya Roy Kapur – The Night Manager:
The heartthrob Aditya Roya Kapur continues to rule hearts in OTT platforms as well. The actor entered the digital platform with The Night Manager. Aditya looked absolutely dapper as a former Navy officer turned spy in the series.
Vijay Sethupathi – Farzi:
Even though he has won multiple awards, including a National award, Vijay Sethupati debuted on the OTT platform with Farzi this year. He plays the role of a relentless cop who is determined to stop Shahid’s character from making counterfeiting currency notes. He lifted the level of the show with his performance.
Venkatesh – Rana Naidu:
Venkatesh also known as Victory Venkatesh is known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. In a career spanning almost three decades, he has worked both in Telugu cinema and a few Hindi films. He made an impactful debut with the series Rana Naidu along with his nephew Rana Daggubati. The show revolves around Rana Daggubati’s character who fixes the problems of his high-profile clients while Venkatesh plays father to Rana, Sushant Singh and Abhishek Banerjee unleashing a very different side of him for the first time onscreen.
Anil Kapoor – The Night Manager:
Stylish, seasoned, and versatile. There are many ways you can describe Anil Kapoor as an actor. With a close to five-decade career, this year Anil Kapoor debuted with OTT. This 66-year-old actor played the bad guy in the series who was loved for his performance.