Is the OTT Siddharth Malhotra’s saviour? Shershaah in 2021 got him recognition as an actor for the first time. It was the kind of break that came to Malhotra at a time when all his big-screen potboilers had some and gone without a whimper.
In 2022 Malhotra had Thank You which he insisted was a big-screen experience. Cinema audiences disagreed. They rejected this outdated film directed by Indra Kumar whose style of filmmaking echoes an obsolete era, without a second thought.
Now Siddharth Malhotra has another premiere on OTT on January 20. In Mission Majnu on Netflix Malhotra plays an emotionally and culturally torn RAW agent sent across the border as a spy. Malhotra plays the duel personality of two lives lived by one individual, with understanding and sensitivity.
Malhotra Is now in Hyderabad for his birthday shooting for Rohit Shetty’s Indian Armed Force a webseries for Amazon Prime video.
We’ve seen Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan hitting roadblocks on the streaming platform. Will Siddharth Malhotra be the first Bollywood star to crossover successfully into the digital domain?