7 Bollywood Actors Trying Their Hand At Web Series In 2018, Proving It's The Next Big Thing
With time, Bollywood and its actors are changing and molding themselves according to the trends. Earlier, the web wasn’t exactly the place B-town wanted to be associated with. But things have changed and Web Series in India has actually become a thing.
2017 introduced us to some exceptional web shows that we totally loved and binge-watched.
The popularity of Indian series has grown significantly and it’s amazing to see how Bollywood entering and cashing in on the digital space. Biggies like Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan are trying their hand as well at the Web Series genre and are wading through unexplored territory.
Here’s the list of the Bollywood stars, who are all set to rule the digital space and entertain the viewers in 2018:
Kalki Koechlin & Jim Sarbh:
Kalki and Jim are one of those few actors that can pull off any role with ease. Just recently, Kalki completed shooting for Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy’, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in lead roles.
Jim was last seen in ‘Padmaavat’, leaving us in awe with his screen presence. Now, the two stars will be seen in the 12-episode web-series ‘Smoke’ starring Neil Bhoopalam, Mandira Bedi, and Jim Sarbh. Based on the Goan mafia and politics, Kalki will be debuting as a Portuguese-Goan DJ and nothing much has been revealed about Jim’s character yet.
Saif Ali Khan:
For a while, fans have been missing Saif Ali Khan. His never-seen-before avatar in ‘Kaalakaandi’ came as a relief and it was applauded because of its unconventional feel. Now, Saif is all set to embrace the digital world by playing the lead for the Netflix Original, ‘Sacred Games’. Based on the thriller novel by Vikram Chandra, the show is directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. This is one of the most awaited series this year and we can’t wait to see Saif ruling the digital space with his amazing acting skills.
The supremely talented Vir Das has signed up for two shows with Netflix and ABC. After travelling across 6 continents and more than 26 countries and cracking people up with his humour, he has gained a huge fan following. And now, Vir will be seen in a Warner Brothers’ dramedy series weekly, ‘Whiskey Cavalier’. The show will be both action-packed and a comedy at the same time, tracing the life of the tough-but-tender FBI super agent, Will Chase aka Whiskey Cavalier.
Vir will be seen playing one of the main leads named Jai Datta in the series. He is also working with Nikkhil Advani’s upcoming 10-part Netflix series titled ‘Hasmukh’.
Radhika Apte, who was loved by people in Akshay Kumar’s ‘Padman’ will soon be seen gracing the digital space with Netflix’s first Indian original web series ‘Sacred Games’. She will be seen sharing screen space with Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Radhika is a magnificent actor and we can’t wait to see her entertaining us with her new project once again.
National Award Winner Pankaj Tripathi is one of the most underrated actors. His sheer talent to entertain people makes him an outstanding actor. Recently, he was busy shooting for three films across different languages. He was last seen with Ammy Virk in ‘Harjeeta’, Sanjay Mishra in ‘Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain’ and will also be seen with South Indian Superstar, Rajinikanth in ‘Kaala’. Currently, the ‘Newton’ actor is busy shooting for the BBC international remake of ‘Criminal Justice’. The web series stars Jackie Shroff and Vikrant Massey in a vital role. Pankaj Tripathi will also be seen in another web series ‘Mirzapur’.
Applauded for his character opposite Irrfan Khan in ‘Blackmail’, Arunoday Singh will soon be seen in Alt Balaji series, ‘Apharan’. We will see him donning the role of a cop-turned-criminal in the series and a lot of the scenes have been shot in the lanes of Rishikesh. Directed by Siddhartha Sengupta, the series stars web superstar, Nidhi Singh.