The appeal of the web series ecosystem lies in the fact that there is almost no censorship. Which gives the content creator freedom to experiment whether it is writing unique, fresh and yet absolutely relatable stories or even simply integrating technology to elevate the overall experience. Think Black Mirror: Bandersnatch or Russian Doll.
These are the supporting reasons of why the Indian web series culture is on the rise. While Indian audience still watches mainstream cinema, the millennial audience and beyond have started leaning more towards web series available on Over The Top (OTT) platforms and digital streaming services. Today, there are many video on demand apps to cater to the younger Indian demographic that loves binge watching. And all these apps are bringing in the big bucks.
The ever increasing popularity has even drawn the attention of Bollywood actors, writers and directors alike. After the astounding success of Sacred Games, Ghoul, Mirzapur, Breathe and
Lust Stories, numerous B-Towners want a piece of this digital pie. Here are the actors and actresses that, according to us, would be perfect for Indian web series.
Alia Bhatt: The country’s sweetheart is absolutely adored by men and women alike and has proven her versatility in her 7 year old career. People would flock to their screens to get the Raazi actor with her real life beau, Ranbir Kapoor.
Ranveer Singh: Mr. Singh is amongst the next gen actors who breathes a life of his own into whatever character he plays. His eccentric self would be a great addition to any web series.
Deepika Padukone: The stunning Padmaavat actress has been in the industry for 12 years and has earned tremendous success in this comparatively short time span. She has a massive following of 36.4 million on Instagram.
Akshay Kumar: Recent few years have seen Akshay Kumar take on movies that talk about social issues and he’s managed to balance it with commercial hits as well. We wouldn’t mind seeing more of this man who’s aging like fine wine.
Priyanka Chopra: This all-rounder is yet another actress who’d do exceptionally well in an Indian web series. Her versatility is historically proven and the fact that she’s starred in a Hollywood television show ensures that she’ll drew viewership for overseas as well.