The year that is about to end will go down in the history as one that reorganised entertainment as never before in our lifetime. With cinema theatres shut down owing to the pandemic, home entertainment became important, and with television in India having crossed its saturation point long ago, digital was the way to go.
OTT brought its own storytelling culture and, in turn, a new set of actors who would fit into such stories.
Not surprising, screen 'heroes' have been wholly different this year. This has been the year of Pratik Gandhi's Harshad Mehta and Abhishek Banerjee's Hathoda Tyagi. It is a year that will go down as one when Pankaj Tripathi's menacing Kaleen bhaiya became a pop icon of sorts, and Sushmita Sen as Aarya Sareen gave crime a wonky twist as never before.
Here's a look at the actors who made their presence felt, and continue to stay alive in the minds of the audience, primarily owing to their work in the OTT space this year.