The recent years have not been promising for Bollywood stars and movies. Most of the big names of the industry have dealt with huge losses because of their underperforming movies. OTT (Over-the-top) platforms are the biggest reason behind it. Compared to theaters, they are cheaper, personalized and can be streamed anywhere. Therefore, they are more preferred by the audience. Hence, some of the A-listers of Bollywood are now moving towards OTT platforms. Let’s have a look at the most anticipated digital debuts of Bollywood stars in 2023:
1. Shahid Kapoor:
Bollywood heartthrob Shahid Kapoor is making his OTT debut with upcoming drama series ‘Farzi’. It is a crime thriller by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K who have already given us an iconic series, ‘The Family Man‘. Shahid will be seen playing an artist who gets drawn into a con job. Apart from Shahid Kapoor, the cast includes Vijay Sethupathi, Raashi Khanna, Kay Kay Menon, Regina Cassandra, Zakir Hussain, Bhuvan Arora, Amol Palekar and Kubbra Sait. The series will stream from 10th February, 2023 on Amazon Prime. Check out the official teaser to know more.
2. Varun Dhawan:
Often seen in light-hearted roles, Varun Dhawan will be seen performing high voltage action in the Indian spin-off version of the Citadel Universe. Originally conceptualized by the Russo Brothers, the makers of Indian Citadel Chapter will be Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK. Varun has been paired alongside Samantha Ruth Prabhu for the first time in his digital debut.
3. Sidharth Malhotra:
Extending his cop universe, Rohit Shetty is ready with an action-packed series ‘Indian Police Force’ featuring Sidharth Malhotra in the lead role. This will mark Sidharth’s debut on OTT. The official announcement of this series was made last year. However, the filming has been completed recently. Shilpa Shetty will also be seen in an important role and her recent post indicates that this awaited series will be soon available for streaming.
4. Sara Ali Khan:
The ‘Atarangi re‘ actress’ is all set to make her debut on OTT with a patriotic movie titled ‘Ae watan mere watan’. Its announcement video has been released 3 days ahead of Republic day by Amazon Prime India. Directed by Kannan Iyer and Produced by Karan Johar, the movie is an ode to unsung heroes and is based on real events. Sara is portrayed as Usha Mehta, the freedom fighter who started an underground radio station during the Quit India Movement.
5. Kareena Kapoor Khan:
After Lal Singh Chaddha, Kareena kapoor khan has started shooting for an unnamed murder mystery. It’s directed by Kahaani fame Sujoy Ghosh who masters the genre. The diva announced her OTT debut on Instagram. She will be seen alongside brilliant actors like Vijay Verma and Jaideep Ahlawat. Notedly, the movie is said to be an adaptation of Japanese Author Keigo Higashino’s ‘The devotion of suspect’ and will premiere on Netflix.
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