The streaming platforms have not only been a boon for fresh talent but have also given a second chance to many actors whose Bollywood careers were in disarray.
#1 Bobby Deol
Though his debut film was a success, Bobby Deol hit a rough patch and saw a series of flops. He started his second innings with multi starrers such as 'Race 3' and 'Housefull 4', but the films failed to help his career.
But OTT series, 'Aashram' and Shah Rukh Khan-produced digital film, 'Class Of '83' gave Bobby's career a restart.
#2 Saif Ali Khan
The Nawab of Pataudi's hit a rough patch with a string of failures in Bollywood including 'Rangoon', 'Chef', 'Kaalakaandi' and 'Baazaar'. Saif's career was put back on track with OTT series like 'Sacred Games' 'Tandav' which got him back into action.
#3 Jaideep Ahlawat
Even though he featured in films like ‘Rockstar’, ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’, 'Raees' and 'Raazi', none of them managed to get him the success and fame that came his way after essaying the role of a police officer in 'Paatal Lok'.
#4 Amit Sadh
Amit Sadh forayed into Bollywood, with films like ‘Kai Po Che!’ and ‘Sultan’ but these films did not help him much when it came to garnering the limelight. But Sadh made it big in the streaming space when he played the role of a cop in the two seasons of the Amazon Prime Video series 'Breathe'. He also starred in digitally-released films like 'Shakuntala Devi' and 'Yaara', along with the web series 'Avrodh: The Siege Within'.
#5 Abhishek Bachchan
Actor Abhishek Bachchan had worked in many hit films like Guru, Bunty Aur Babli, Delhi 6, Sarkar among others but continued to live under the shadow of his megastar father.
But now with the OTT platforms, Abhishek has proved his mettle and earned applause for his acting skills in films like Ludo, The Big Bull and web series 'Breathe'. The actor after garnering fame now calls himself 'OTT Ka Bachchan'.