Akshay-Kumar

Jaideep Ahlawat

Where: Paatal Lok

Why: In the 10 years or so he has spent doing small roles in films, Jaideep Ahlawat has been under the radar, even for a character actor. Perhaps his relative obscurity prompted the makers of Paatal Lok to cast him as the leading man in the Amazon Prime web series. It’s a gamble that has paid off. Paatal Lok is one of the most successful Indian web series of all time, anchored by a solid Ahlawat, who plays a cop. His Haathi Ram Chaudhary isn’t a saint, but a flawed man, who can slap his wife but can also take one from her.




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