Sushant Singh Rajput, Janhvi Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and more will be gracing our OTT platforms this summer
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.
Abishek Bachchan 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.
Vidya Balan in 'Shakuntala Devi'
Shakuntala Devi will see actress Vidya Balan as math genius 'Shakuntala Dev'i. The Anu Menon-directed film is based on the life of Shakuntala, who was widely revered as the 'Human Computer' for her innate ability to do incredibly complex calculations within seconds. The film will premiere on Amazon Prime Video.
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.
Janhvi Kapoor in 'Gunjan Saxena'
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 Rashbari
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.
Konkana 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.
Aftab Shivdasani in 'Poison: 2'
Bollywood actor Aftab Shivdasani will make his digital debut with the upcoming web series 'Poison: 2'. The series will also feature Raai Lakshmi, Pooja Chopra, Gautam Gulati and Taher Shabbir, and stream on the OTT platform ZEE5.