The ongoing pandemic has certainly turned our lives upside down. While work from home has become the new norm, OTT has also grown to become the new normal way of consuming content. So, of course, leading OTT platforms have launched some interesting shows over these past few months. A lot of them with a stellar star-cast, introducing some of our favourite Bollywood celebrities back on screen! With some powerful and well-written roles to back their comeback, these celebrities have done a stellar job and owned the digital screens.
As they say, better late than never, right? This is true for the amazing Sushmita Sen, who returned to acting after almost a decade. Sushmita featured in the Disney + Hotstar web series, Aarya. Essaying the lead role, Sushmita played the dependable wife, doting mother and daughter to absolute perfection! Given how intense the show is, she owned every emotion — be it disappointment, betrayal, love, anger, and frustration— and won our hearts with her screen presence!
Karisma Kapoor in Mentalhood
The actress who ruled hearts and movie screens in the 90’s, Karisma Kapoor proved she is still the queen with her debut web series, ALTBalaji and ZEE5‘s Mentalhood. She played Meira Sharma, mother to three children who is trying to learn the ropes of the mental world of parenting! Her character was loved by all mothers out there for being so relatable and she certainly charmed us all with her loveable screen presence!
Abhishek Bachchan in Breathe: Into The Shadows
Abhishek Bachchan made his digital debut just this month with the Amazon Prime show, Breathe: Into The Shadows. The actor played the role of Dr. Avinash Sabharwal, a psychiatrist who crosses over to the dark side in order to bring back his kidnapped daughter, Siya. The handsome actor bowled us away with his intense and stellar performance as a doting father who is dealing with a lot more than meets the eye.
Lara Dutta in Hundred
Lara Dutta made her digital debut with Disney + Hotstar‘s, Hundred. And she made sure it was power-packed as she played the role of a cop, Saumya Shukla, who is always looking for ways to prove her worth in the department. As she battles the sexist and unjust system, she delivers an impactful performance that makes us root for her!
Sharman Joshi in Baarish
Sharman Joshi has showcased his acting prowess in Bollywood time and again with his range of characters and films. Now, he has decided to explore the digital space with ALTBalaji and ZEE5’s Baarish. He played the role of Anuj, a businessman, who is a simple man who goes through highs and lows in love and life. The beautiful love story between Anuj and Gauravi (Asha Negi) won many hearts and they were loved for their performances and chemistry.
Which one of these characters and shows did you enjoy the most? Let me know in the comments below!