Think ‘Sacred Games’, ‘Ghoul’, ‘Lust Stories’ or ‘Mirzapur’, ‘The Test Case’ and ‘Breath’, the one common thread they share amongst themselves is their screening platform and the popularity they have come to enjoy despite it.
With an enormous boom in the digital space, more and more prominent faces from the Hindi film industry are making their way to the smaller and glass-covered screens (as opposed to the silver screen(s) they are more used to gracing).
While actors like Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi, Nimrat Kaur, Radhika Apte, Kiara Advani, R. Madhavan, and the likes, received both critical acclaim and tremendous popularity through their web appearances last year, 2019 also holds a lot of promise for a bunch of Bollywood actors who have or will make their digital debuts this year
Check out these 5 notable Bollywood actors who are making their digital debuts in 2019.
1. Akshay Kumar
Akshay was literally on fire when he announced that he will be venturing into the digital space with Vikram Malhotra’s action thriller ‘The End’.
2. Emraan Hashmi
The man knows how to work the camera and work up moviegoers *winks*, but his digital debut with Netflix’s ‘Bard of Blood’ is expected to take this up a notch for the actor. An espionage thriller, it’s based on a Bilal Siddiqi novel by the same name.
3. Abhishek Bachchan
R. Madhavan’s ‘Breathe’ is getting an installment with ‘Breathe 2’ and it will feature Abhishek Bachchan in the lead. His will reportedly essay the role of a psychiatrist on the show.
4. Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza hasn’t been an active part of mainstream Bollywood films of late. The former Miss India is now making her digital debut with Sonam Nair’s ‘Kaafir’, as a Kashmiri woman trapped between the politics of India and Pakistan.
5. Huma Qureshi
Huma Qureshi’s digital debut with Netflix’s ‘Leila’ premiered yesterday amidst a lot of excitement, following the crushing response the show’s trailer received online.