Raji to Beena, strong and unconventional women-centric roles on OTT that amazed you (IN PICS)

The world of OTT is reimagining female protagonists with a different perspective. As the spotlight shifts on woman power in the digital space, characteristics of the heroine that was hitherto untapped have come to the fore. Here's a glimpse of the women-centric roles such as that of Beena, Raji on the digital space that have impressed fans already!

India TV Entertainment Desk [ Published on: June 24, 2021 9:00 IST ]
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    Raji to Beena, strong and unconventional women-centric roles on OTT that amazed you (IN PICS)

  • A recent instance is Vidya Balan's new release
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    A recent instance is Vidya Balan's new release "Sherni", where she is seen playing a forest officer caught in the quagmire of the sexism-laden 'sarkari' workplace, even as the she fights to protect wildlife. Through the eyes of Vidya Vincent, her on-screen character, the film looks at rapid erosion of forest land, poaching, threat to wildlife in the name of development and chauvinistic "babu culture".

  • Samantha Akkineni made an impactful digital debut with the second season of
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    Samantha Akkineni made an impactful digital debut with the second season of "The Family Man 2", as the antagonist Raji, a Sri Lankan Tamil terrorist. The role is complex, and Samantha has very few lines to speak. Her character balances her vulnerability as a person who knows nothing beyond her movement and what she perceives is her idealism, and is at the same time she is a ruthless person who will go to any extent to get what she wants.

     

  • Then there is actress Huma Qureshi in the web series
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    Then there is actress Huma Qureshi in the web series "Maharani", which tells a story of an illiterate wife of an indisposed chief minister being pushed into the hot seat of Bihar politics. The series made it easy to understand the much-talked-about fodder scam.

     

  • One of the most powerful and unusually imagined female roles on OTT has been Shefali Shah as the fierce cop DCP Vartika Chaturvedi in web series
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    One of the most powerful and unusually imagined female roles on OTT has been Shefali Shah as the fierce cop DCP Vartika Chaturvedi in web series "Delhi Crime", which won the Best Drama Series award at the 48th International Emmy Awards.

     

  • Rasika Dugal has been one of the biggest success stories in the OTT era. She wowed the audience with her role in seasons one and two of the web series
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    Rasika Dugal has been one of the biggest success stories in the OTT era. She wowed the audience with her role in seasons one and two of the web series "Mirzapur" as Beena Tripathi. Rasika broke the taboo of talking about female desires with her character Beena, and she eventually metamorphosed from a demure bahu to a fierce woman.

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