Our big screen favouritesare now making us fall in love with their performances on our digital screens as well. Here are 7 exquisite talents from Bollywood have given us some fantastic performances with their web debuts:
1) Manoj Bajpayee
The Family Man starring Manoj Bajpayee in the lead needs no introduction. Like always, Manoj Bajpayee has left an ever-lasting impression with his remarkable and relatable characterization of Srikant Tiwari, a middle-class man who also serves as a world-class spy.Srikant tries to balance his familial responsibilities with the demands of the highly secretive special cell of the National Intelligence Agency that he is working for in this original series streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
2) Arshad Warsi
After showing his versatility with starkly different performances in Bollywood, from the iconic Circuit in the Munna Bhai series to Babban inIshqiya, Arshad Warsi has yet again proved his acting prowess withAsur, a Voot Select original. Arshad, who plays a layered and intense character of CBI official Dhananjay Rajpoot in the series has become the talk of the town ever since Season 1 of Asur came on floors, with the audience waiting for Season 2 already. Just the ideal web debut one can dream of.
3) Sushmita Sen
Sushmita Sen started her career in Bollywood as the lead actress in Mahesh Bhatt’s Dastak (1996), right after bagging the Miss Universe title in 1994. After a long break from mainstream cinema, Sushmita Sen surprised everyone with the official announcement of her debut web series Aarya streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. The verdict is out and Sushmita Sen hasn’t disappointed her fans; no doubt ‘Aarya’ is one of her most convincing performances as she fronts the titular character who takes charge of her family’s pharma firm, opium plantation and drug warehouse after her husband is killed.
4) Dia Mirza
The gorgeous Dia Mirza has not been seen in Bollywood for a while now, but the former beauty queen surprised everyone with her intense performance in Sonam Nair’s ‘Kaafir’ on ZEE5. Dia is seen playing a Kashmiri woman trapped between the politics of India and Pakistan in her digital debut which got her a lot of appreciation.
5) Neha Sharma
This pretty actor who has been seen alongside Emran Hashmi in Crook, made her web debut with the recently launched courtroom drama, Illegal on Voot Select. Within a day of the series’ premiere, Twitterati went gaga about Neha’s powerful portrayal of a lawyer,Niharika Singh who is fighting the complexities of the Indian legal system. Superstar Hrithik Roshan also tweetedpraising Neha for her convincing portrayal of the ‘mad lawyer’.
6) Piyush Mishra
An actor who does not believe in mediocre performances, Piyush Mishra justifiably delivers a stellar performance as Janardhan Jaitley in the Voot Select Original, Illegal. The veteran actor known for his love for theatre,plays the role of a senior lawyer who founded one of the best law firms’ in India and simply excels in adapting the mannerism of a cold, self-assured and condescending man.
After Bollywood, Huma Qureshi’s digital debut with Netflix’s ‘Leila’ premiered amidst a lot of excitement, following the crushing response the show’s trailer received online.The plot of the series is based in the forgotten margins of the segregated communities of a dystopian future where a woman is searching for her daughter who she lost upon her arrest years ago.
Catch these brilliant performances from a talented bunch on your favourite streaming platforms