How OTT Is Helping New-Age Actresses Find Recognition And Quality Work | We Speak To The Cast Of Sunflower

From Sonal Jha to Radha Bhatt, Saloni Khanna and Ria Nalavade, meet the stunning ladies of ZEE5’s web series, Sunflower and their take on how OTT is changing the entertainment scenario in the country.

Tanvi Rumale

May 15, 2021


TV Shows

Web Series

5 min


ZEE5’s upcoming web series, Sunflower released its logo earlier last week and it is absolutely stunning! Sunflower revolves around an old and famous housing society in Mumbai of the same name. A murder occurs in this apartment complex and what ensues is a hilarious crime investigation! This horror-comedy must be on your watchlist not only for its promising genre and concept but also for the number of great actresses in it! Sure, the male actor lineup is impressive but it is the female talent that we are very excited about! Sunflower is really proving to be a gateway for actresses both experienced and new!

Actress Sonal Jha will be playing the role of Mrs Iyer, the wife of the President of Sunflower society. She is a well-known face in the TV industry and has done a couple of famous daily soaps over the years. She has also acted in films like Malaal and Aarakshan.


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We have actress and presenter Shonali Nagrani also playing an important role of Devyanti on the show. Devyanti is a simple girl from Punjab who moves into Sunflower around the time when the murder takes place.


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Zindagi Ki Mehak actress Radha Bhatt will also be seen in this is exciting web series!


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Saloni Khanna is another young actress who will be seen in the series. She has acted in the ZEE5 series, Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala in 2019 among some other projects.


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Another starlet to watch out for is Ria Nalavade who will also be seen in a prominent role. She is an actress and a model who has featured in many ad films as well.


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Lastly, this lovely cast will be joined by Simran Nerurkar who is also a new actress and model from Mumbai.


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OTT medium is slowly gaining momentum in India and many talented faces who otherwise fail to gain recognition in Bollywood are getting highlighted through these platforms instead. We got in touch with some of the new faces from this show and they were all praises for the boom of OTT in India. While Ria believes, “It’s the best thing that has happened to content in the last few years”, Saloni says, ” It has specifically helped actors as I see a lot of my friends who are good actors, working and being busy with projects.”

Dayena Erappa, who’s also a model by profession thinks OTT is the best option currently keeping in mind the pandemic. “I think in this pandemic it (OTT) is much safer than going to a theatre. Web shows make it so easy that you just binge-watch. Wherever you are, travelling or not doing anything, you can just watch things. And it reaches everyone all over the country,” she said.

Radha Bhatt, who plays Mrs Ahuja differentiated OTT from other platforms by highlighting how the medium is sans any restriction. “OTT is like an ocean of content. There is no timeline, there is nothing restricting. I think it’s an asset,” she said.

We cannot wait to see these stunning ladies on our screens. Can you?

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