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The last few months have seen several comebacks in the Hindi movie screen. Notably, all these have happened in the over-the-top [OTT] space. The advent of OTT has not only been a boon for fresh talent. Many senior actors are also seeing a fresh lease of life to their careers thanks to the digital domain. Here is a list of actors who are on a new phase of their careers all thanks to OTTs. Radhika Apte: The actress, now hailed as the 'queen of OTT platforms', has earned praise for her diverse performances in series including 'Lust Stories', 'Sacred Games', and 'Ghoul'.
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The actress, who was last seen in the 2015 Bengali film "Nirbaak", made her acting comeback with a fierce avatar through the web series "Aarya". She returned with a title role in the digital series "Aarya" earlier this year, and grabbed eyeballs again. She played Aarya Sareen, a happily married woman whose life takes a drastic turn when her husband is killed. The series streams on Disney+ Hotstar VIP. Sushmita now looks forward to the second season of the show.
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Abhishek Bachchan’s last release on the big screen was "Manmarziyaan" in 2018. In 2020, he explored the streaming arena for a return, and it seems to be working. After making his web debut with the series "Breathe: Into The Shadows", he looked impressive in Anurag Basu's film "Ludo". His upcoming OTT release is the film "The Big Bull", based on the life of Harshad Mehta. This month, he also appeared in the sports docu-series "Sons Of Soils: Jaipur Pink Panthers". The series is about his kabaddi team, Jaipur Pink Panthers.
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Karishma Kapoor, Bollywood star of the nineties made her digital debut with the web series "Mentalhood", which explored the multitasking nature of mothers. This was her first project that had her in a starring role after the 2012 film "Dangerous Ishhq", which flopped on release.
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Bobby Deol debuted with ‘’Barsaat", 25 years ago, however his career has had more misses than hits. The actor got a second shot at acting, thanks to the digital domain. After starring as Dean Vijay Singh in the digital film "Class Of '83", he was seen in the successful series "Aashram" by Prakash Jha. His role as a fraud god man in the crime drama has been lauded by all. The web series has already had two seasons.
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After a glorious start with films such as "Maachis", "Daag: The Fire", "Josh" and "Kya Kehna", Chandrachur Singh’s film career somehow faded away. He was last seen in an unheard-of film called "Yadvi: The Dignified Princess" in 2017. OTT brought him back to the public eye, when he returned in "Aarya" as Sushmita's on-screen husband Tej Sareen.
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Lara starred in many successful Bollywood films such as "No Entry", "Bhagam Bhag", 'Partner" and "Don 2". She was last seen in the film "Welcome To New York" in 2018. Two years later, she revived her career with the action comedy web series "Hundred" that presented her as a cop.
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After hitting a rough patch with a string of failures in Bollywood including "Rangoon", "Chef", "Kaalakaandi" and "Baazaar", Saif Ali Khan'scareer got a breath of fresh air with "Sacred Games", which brought him back into the action. He is now looking forward to another digital outing with the web show, "Tandav".
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Aftab Shivdasani has been part of Bollywood since childhood. Many would recall him as the naughty kid in the Anil Kapoor-Sridevi starrer "Mr. India" back in the eighties. Although he didn't quite much of an impact with "Mast", his debut film as an adult, he managed to get noticed in hit multistarrers as "Hungama" and "Masti". He went on to feature in more multistarrers, and then in 2020 Aftab finally made his digital debut with the show "Poison 2". Going by the response to the revenge thriller, he definitely made the right choice.