Pankaj Tripathi, Nawazudin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Rampal, and Kunal Khemu were the first few stars from Bollywood to join the digital revolution. Digital platforms like Hotstar, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and ZEE5 are constantly acquiring rights of good stories and are converting them into web series.
Hotstar with Criminal Justice, Netflix with Sacred Games, Amazon Prime with Mirzapur and ZEE5 with The Final Call have pushed the envelope and have set the standards very high. To counter each other’s content, every Over the Top platform is willing to roll in big Bollywood names.
2019 will see the Digital Debut of these Bollywood Biggies:
Netflix’s “Bard of Blood” will start premiering in the second half of 2019 and it will mark the debut of none other than Emraan Hashmi. “Bard of Blood” is based on Bilal Siddiqui’s book of the same name. The story of a spy who ends up spying on behalf of both, India and Pakistan. This espionage story will have everything from thrill, excitement, glamour, and action. The netizens simply cannot hold their excitement to see Emraan Hashmi in a web series, where he will have enough screen time to play profound roles.
Junior Bachchan is all set to make his digital debut with Amazon Prime’s “Breathe”. The first season of “Breathe” had R. Madhavan in lead, the story had an impact on everyone. Season 2 is all set to release in the second half of 2019. Abhishek Bachchan will be seen with Saiyami, who is a fresh face. In varied interviews, Abhishek Bachchan has admitted that he enjoys streaming platforms as an audience and is very excited to be a part of it now.
Recently, Vidya Balan revealed that she is planning to do a web series on Indira Gandhi, the first and the only Female Prime Minister of India. Vidya Balan also revealed that her husband Siddharth Roy Kapoor will also come on board as a Producer of the show. Vidya Balan reckons the potential of web series and she is willing to bet big on this new format hence a web series on perhaps the most dynamic Prime Minister of India.