Several individuals who believe nepotism isn’t a huge concern make the case that it’s perfectly OK for a parent to assist or provide access to their own child. However, in Bollywood, where merit and hard work should triumph, many very talented actors miss out on possibilities simply because the parents of a famous child hog those opportunities for their children. It could be a matter of fate or poor luck for some other excellent actors.
They were able to make it famous in Bollywood, but today they reign OTT shows like rockstars because of their honesty and talent, which can’t be hidden for very long. These performers now have the opportunity to be a part of more significant and award-winning movies that not only display but also honour their skill. Below, you can get to know them.
Because of Manoj Bajpayee, the family man was a huge success. It’s a shame that Bollywood didn’t appreciate the delicate acting skills of men. He’s so versatile that he can easily slip into any role he’s given. And his portrayal as Srikant Tiwari in The Family Man, in which he was cast as a normal man, was a hit with the public because it was so relatable.
- Kirti Kulhari
She was largely visible on OTT platforms after she stood sort of well through flicks. In an interview, Kirti stated,
“Working for the web is different because one can experiment with different subjects. It also helps makers, directors, writers, and actors explore a subject in greater detail. That freedom is most encouraging. Besides, work for OTT platforms reaches all over the world. They also motivate an actor to do one’s work with utmost sincerity and honesty because there is no burden of box-office numbers. That is the true space for any artist.”
- Pankaj Tripathi
Run, Pankaj’s first film as a Bollywood actor, was released in 2004. That said, Mirzapur the OTT platform series that was shown flipped the tables for him in terms of his career, he admits. The actor Pankaj Tripathi revealed, in an interview,
“The contribution of OTT is huge for my career. In terms of reach, it’s huge. Even the people in my village watch my shows. The cinema hall is 26 kilometers away from my village and it was not possible for them to catch all my films. But thanks to OTT, people are watching in my village. OTT ka bahut yogdaan hai mere career mein”
- Radhika Apte
Radhika Apte appeared in a number of different languages in the film. This actress has incredible acting abilities that allow her to play a variety of roles effortlessly. In terms of short series, we all agree that she’s the finest.
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui
It was during the Sacred Games that Nawazuddin’s destiny was illuminated and he received all the attention. When it comes to Bollywood icons such as Salman Khan (Bajrang Bhaijaan, Kick), he’s worked with them all. Web series displayed his raw skill very effectively.
- Sobhita Dhulipala
Sobhita Dhulipala’s debut Bollywood feature film was Raman Raghav 2.0. She did not fare well in her Bollywood career, but Zoya Akhtar’s Made in Heaven ultimately changed everything for her.
- Pratik Gandhi
Scam 1992, gained prominence, as did its cast. Pratik went months without a paycheck before securing the part. Which, in fact, validated his efforts and abilities. Pratik stated in an interview:
didn’t realize it’d become this huge. It was so overwhelming. And when Shabana Azmi ma’am told me it was the best performance she’d seen in 20 years, I was in tears. It’s been 5 months since Scam’s release & my life has taken a 180-degree turn. People see me as a ‘lead actor’ now.”
- Rasika Dugal
Despite the fact that she appeared in a huge number of high-budget Bollywood films, this did not benefit her. Clearly, her performance in Manto was outstanding. However, it garnered little attention for her. However, in the series Mirzapur, she gained the recognition and respect she deserved.
- Shefali Shah
She has been a part of Bollywood for the last 25 years and has now landed a significant role on the OTT platform to showcase her abilities on-screen. She demonstrated her excellent acting abilities. Generally, it is stated that the show in which she was a part of will be a watershed moment in her life.
When Shefali was questioned about her experience, she stated, “OTT platforms have opened gates for all creative actors where they have broken out of the box of hero and heroine. OTT is all about characters and good stories. They do feel that women above 45 have someplace in it besides playing grandmothers. Would you have thought of a Shefali Shah playing the lead earlier? Probably you would, but you’d never cast her. So here she is in the lead and she’s proved herself”
- Divyendu Sharma
Pyaar Ka Punchnama was his debut film, co-starring Kartik Aaryan (the film with way too much casual anyway). It did not succeed, but his appearance in Mirzapur provided him with a slew of new verticals.