TV stars like Jennifer Winget, Hina Khan, Nia Sharma and Divyanka Tripathi have always held a special place in the hearts of the viewer who sit in front of the screen the moment their favourite show comes on the air. There have been a host of fine actresses who has become household names across the country, having delivered one power-packed performance after another. They aren’t just keeping their talent limited to television, but have spread their wings by foraying into the OTT space to set new milestones in their career. No prizes for guessing that this move makes the viewers happier as they see their favourite star in an all-new avatar.
Here are five TV actresses from Hina Khan to Divyanka Tripathi who made a powerful entry in the OTT world and created a huge impact on the viewer’s mind.
Jennifer Winget as Monica from CODE M – One of television’s most-loved actresses, ALTBalaji and ZEE5’s CODE M saw Jennifer Winget make her digital debut. And boy was it one to remember. Playing the role of Monica, an Indian Army lawyer, Jennifer delivered one of her finest performances to date. In the centre of a conspiracy plot in a military encounter, one would certainly expect Monica to come up short, but the manner in which she rises to the challenge and silences her critics in style is what makes her and the show one to certainly watch.
Mini Mathur as Shefali Malhotra from Mind the Malhotra’s – Popular host and VJ, Mini Mathur made her digital debut through Amazon Prime’s Mind the Malhotra’s where she plays Shefali, the mother of 3 kids. Playing a very quirky and highly-relatable mom, Mini came to the fore portraying the modern-day woman of today, a millennial parent who’s part cool, part control freak. You’ll simply love the layers to her character as one watches Mini watch over and protect her family. It’s one to not miss out on
Hina Khan as Gauri Batra from Damaged 2 – The ravishing Hina Khan made her digital debut through the Hungama Play web series Damaged 2 where she played the role of Gauri Batra. Acing her role with utmost perfection, her character Gauri has certain layers that will stun you in every episode and will keep you at the edge of the seat right till the climax. Be it TV or the web world, rest assured that you will see Hina’s charisma and screen presence wherever she is.
Divyanka Tripathi as Chef Nitya from Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala – Television queen Divyanka’s debut on ALTBalaji and ZEE5’s Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala as Chef Nitya was very well received by the viewers. Weaving magic with her acting skills, her character Nitya still continues to rule the hearts of millions around the country. Set in the backdrop of gourmet cooking, the series explores the various facets of love, misunderstanding, and heartbreak through the journey of Vikram, played by the dashing Rajeev Khandelwal and Nitya.
Nia Sharma as Aliyah Mukherjee/Seema Khanna from Twisted – The hot and happening television actress Nia Sharma made her grand debut through Jio Cinema’s Twisted. The series had two seasons which received some rave reviews from the audiences on Nia’s character. Playing the role of a supermodel who’s framed in a murder, Nia’s character is one who’s bold, fearless, and knows when to keep her calm in the toughest of situations. If you’re looking for a girl who means business, Nia’s knocking at the door.
Along with these actresses, there are a few others like Sakshi Tanwar, Mona Singh, Asha Negi, etc who have already set their foot in the OTT industry. So binge-watch these shows today so witness the incredible talent of your favourite actresses!!!
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Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Did You Know? Saroj Khan Had Appeared As A Guest Judge On The Popular Show
On Friday morning the entire nation woke up to the sad news of legendary choreographer Saroj Khan’s demise. She passed away early today in Mumbai due to cardiac arrest. She was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital in Bandra on June 17 after complaining of breathlessness.
Apart from choreographing dance moves for film stars, Saroj Khan has also trained many TV actors. She has even appeared as a guest judge on various shows, including everyone’s favourite Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.
For those unversed, it was back in 2012 when Saroj Khan who also is fondly known as ‘Masterji’, made her appearance in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah as a guest judge. The episode was a special one as it involved a dance competition in Gokuldham Society, with the lead pair of the show Dilip Joshi aka Jethalal and Disha Vakani aka Daya grooving to the popular song ‘Julie Julie’.
Taarak Mehta’s Dilip Joshi too shared a picture with the ace choreographer and wrote, “One of my most memorable moment… on set of TMKOC.. R.I.P Sarojji…”
One of my most memorable moment… on set of TMKOC.. R.I.P Sarojji…pic.twitter.com/wzEs15LwHc
— Dilip Joshi (@dilipjoshie) July 3, 2020
In a career spanning over 4 decades, Saroj Khan has choreographed over 2000 songs. The ace choreographer was also the recipient of the most National Film Awards for Best Choreography with three wins.
Saroj started as an assistant choreographer in Bollywood. With Geeta Mera Naam in 1974, she got her first break as an independent choreographer. She had choreographed for some amazing films like Mr India, Tezaab, Beta, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Veer Zaara, Don, Tanu Weds Manu and the list goes on and on.
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Neha Dhupia Tells Her Fans To Be Kind To Their Body: “DON’T Waste As Much Time As I Did”
Actress Neha Dhupia says it took a while for her to be proud and comfortable in her own skin, adding that it is important to be “kind to yourself and your body”.
“Remember that photo of yourself from 5 years ago that makes you feel bad about your current weight? Well that same person 5 years ago had something else making her feel bad about her weight. We’re programmed to feel unworthy, to feel not good enough,” Neha Dhupia said in her Instagram post.
She added: “Be kind to yourself and your body, it’s the only one you’ve got! It took me a while to understand this and be proud and comfortable in my own skin. If you’re reading this, DON’T waste as much time as I did! Your weighing scale doesn’t define you, you do! … #beenthruthicknthin.”
Neha Dhupia also shared multiple pictures of herself from different stages of her life to prove her point. She also shared a clip from the auditions of “MTV Roadies Revolution” to talk about embracing inclusiveness.
In the upcoming episode of “Roadies Revolution”, Neha will also be seen talking about how she had put on 23 kgs during her pregnancy phase and was afraid that it might cost her the show. However, Neha Dhupia was included in the show irrespective of her appearance.
Neha, who is married to actor Angad Bedi, gave birth to daughter Mehr in November 2018.
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EXCLUSIVE! Nithya Menen On Breathe: Into The Shadows Releasing Amid The Dark Phase Of 2020: “We Could Have Our Personal Opinions But…”
Nithya Menen made her Bollywood debut with Mission Mangal. Further, the actress went onto grab an exciting project, Breathe: Into The Shadows. Co-starring Abhishek Bachchan and Amit Sadh, the show is a thriller, directed by Mayank Sharma.
Koimoi got into an exclusive conversation with Nithya. The actress spoke to us in length about her upcoming Amazon Prime show. Starting with how she feels it’s her best performance to date to the dark theme – she opened about it all. But what grabbed our eyeballs is her take on the show’s release.
Amid the ongoing pandemic and the dark phase, people are trying to stay positive. Given the fact that Breathe: Into The Shadows is a crime thriller, we asked Nithya Menen if she thinks it’s the right time to release such content.
To this, Nithya Menen responded, “Personally, we can all have our own tastes and interest. There’s such a diverse kind of audience. Like I hate horror, I would never watch it at all. But there’s a large audience who would. Breathe, of course, is a thriller. What I’m saying is, we could have our personal opinions but the audience is diverse and varied interests. The thing with OTT is it caters to everyone’s personal preference.”
Asked whether there was any pressure to take the franchise forward, “The first season was a completely different story. This is a brand-new storyline, nothing to do with the previous season. It’s just that the franchise name is there. I don’t think there should be any hangover of the first season at all. You don’t actually have to watch the first season to watch the second one,” Nithya responded.
Menen also shared how according to her, it’s her best performance till date. “Breathe in my opinion, it’s my best performance so far. That makes it really exciting because very rarely I feel satisfied with any performance of mine. A lot of times I feel like something could have been done better, revisit certain scenes and stuff like that. With Breathe, I’m really happy and can’t wait to see what that would look like on-screen,” said the actress.
She concluded sharing her experience on the Breathe: Into The Shadows sets. “The whole shoot was wonderful. I was very fond of the crew. There were some great actors on set. Even others apart from me, Abhishek (Bachchan) and Amit (Sadh). Rest were all so well cast, so the entire experience was really happy. Mayank is the kind of director that I want to work with. I get excited to work around him,” said Nithya Menen.
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