Bollywood stars line up OTT releases in the coming months
Published on June 28, 2020 at 15.21
With the lockdown shutting film shoots, upcoming assignments of several filmstars will release on various digital platforms in the next few months. Here's a peek into the OTT world's star-studded line-up:
SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT in Dil Bechara
The late Sushant Singh Rajput's last film Dil Bechara will release digitally. Dil Bechara is the official remake of 2014 Hollywood romantic drama The Fault In Our Stars, based on John Green's popular novel of the same name. Budding actress Sanjana Sanghi stars opposite Sushant in the film. It will premiere on the OTT platform Disney+ Hotstar, on July 24.
ABHISHEK BACHCHAN and NITHYA MENEN in Breathe: Into The Shadows
Abhishek Bachchan will be making his digital debut with Breathe: Into The Shadows. It also marks the digital debut of South actress Nithya Menen. The show also features Saiyami Kher. Actor Amit Sadh, who was lauded for his performance in the first season of Breathe, will reprise his role as Inspector Kabir Sawant once again. This time, Abhishek will be seen on a mission to find his missing daughter. The series will stream on Amazon Prime Video from July 10.
SAIF ALI KHAN in Dilli
Saif has already made an impressive OTT debut with Sacred Games. He returns to the medium in Tiger Zinda Hai director Ali Abbas Zafar's show Dilli, which is about the dark edges of Indian politics. The show also stars Sunil Grover, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub and Sarah Jane Dias. It will stream on Amazon Prime Video.
MANOJ BAJPAYEE and SAMANTHA AKKINENI in The Family Man 2
Manoj Bajpayee returns in the second chapter of The Family Man, and co-starring this time is southern star Samantha Akkineni. While Bajpayee impressed with his role in season one of the show, Samantha grabbed attention with her role in the Tamil film Super Deluxe that had earlier released on Netflix. The Family Man 2 streams on Amazon Prime Video.
JANHVI KAPOOR in Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl
Ditching traditional theatrical release amid the Covid-19 crisis, the Janhvi Kapoor-starrer goes for a direct-to-OTT release. The film is inspired by the life of Indian Air Force combat pilot Gunjan Saxena, and stars Janhvi in the titular role. Saxena entered the war zone during the 1999 Kargil War. It will be released on Netflix.
SWARA BHASKER in Rasbhari
Swara Bhasker stars in Rasbhari, a love story set in Meerut. Swara plays the role of a stern English teacher who is the object of attraction for Nand (Ayushmaan Saxena). The show premiered on Amazon Prime Video this weekend.
RAIMA SEN in The Last Hour
Raima made a mark in Hindi and Bengali films. She now dabbles in the digital medium with this supernatural thriller that will also feature Sanjay Kapoor. Set in a Himalayan hill station, the show is created by Amit Kumar. Asif Kapadia is backing the Amazon Prime Video series as executive producer.
KONKONA SEN SHARMA in Mumbai Diaries 26/11
The series, starring Konkona Sensharma and Mohit Raina, is expected to narrate a fictionalised account of the terror attack that took place at the Cama Hospital, among other venues, on November 26, 2008. Directed by Nikkhil Advani, it will stream on Amazon Prime Video.