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Unpopular opinion: For those whose grudge is with 'nepotism', instead of saying negative things about 'insiders', pushing trends on them *everyday*, why don't you say positive things about fabulous 'outsiders', so they get more adulation?

Here's a #thread that'll try & do that:
The intent of this thread is to celebrate great talent from the fantastic Indian shows and films in 2020. I haven't seen everything so I'll write about the actors I know and admire, and you all can keep adding about the actors you do!

I'll try and keep this an ongoing thread.
I think Sheeba Chaddha is an absolute legend; she makes every. single. thing. she's in better by being in it. She was fabulous in #BandishBandits (on @PrimeVideoIN), and brought such dignity to Mohini.

Find her in Mirzapur on Prime, Permanent Roommates on Liv & MANY others!
In #Aarya (on @DisneyplusHSVIP), I really liked the quiet grace of Vikas Kumar (@StcVK), who played ACP Khan, and I read up on him to find that he's been in many episodes of CID and he’s also been a dialogue coach on many films!

Find him in Hamid, Parmanu and Ajji on Netflix.
.@rajeshtailang has been the quiet backbone of so many series, & been exceptional in all of them. I loved how he carries the weight of legacy in #BandishBandits (@PrimeVideoIN), as a man burdened by conditioned masculinity.

Find him on #Mirzapur on Prime
#DelhiCrime on Netflix
.@dasnamit has had a spectacularly diverse career, across film, TV, theater. I've loved him in many things but he made me really dislike Jawaahar in #Aarya (@DisneyPlusHS). He's also going to be in A Suitable Boy!

Find him in Sumit Sambhaal Lega on Liv and in Sui Dhaga on Prime.
In #GunjanSaxena (on @NetflixIndia), I was thrilled to see Ayesha Raza Mishra (@RazaMishra), who I've had the good fortune to work with on #BangBaajaBaaraat, and she can kill it just as much in a desi avatar as she does in an urban one!

Find her in #MadeinHeaven & BBB on Prime.
#PaatalLok (on @PrimeVideoIN) showcased the incredible ability of Abhishek Banerjee (@nowitsabhi). He brought a rare humanity to the violent Tyagi. He's also been the co-casting director behind discovering many talents!

Find him in Mirzapur on Prime &
Humorously Yours on Liv.
#PaatalLok helped me discover Ishwak Singh (@ishwaksingh) who brought such a sincerity to the young and impressionable Imran Ansari. I'm really excited to see more of him on screen now!

Find him on Malaal on Netflix &
Veere Di Wedding on Zee5.
Ever since her hard-hitting debut in #Titli, I've really loved Shivani Raghuvanshi in most things she's been in. She was powerful even in the short role as Vasudha in the recent #RaatAkeliHai (on @NetflixIndia). Look forward to more!

Find her in #MadeinHeaven & #Titli on Prime.
In #RaatAkeliHai (on @NetflixIndia), I also really loved @shreedhardubey, I'm so glad @HoneyTrehan gave him such a great role because he made his 'awakening' as Nandu so believable and held his own with Nawaaz. I'm keen on seeing more of his work!

Watch him in Rangbaaz on Zee5.
#Panchayat (on @PrimeVideoIN) was one of my favourite shows this year and I found Faisal Malik (@malikfeb) outrageously funny in it, as the Deputy Pradhan. I've been fortunate to know Faisal bhai, & he's just as fantastic a person too.

Watch him in #GangsofWasseypur on Netflix.
Riya Sukla (@realisticriya) also made quite an impression on me as Chunni in #RaatAkeliHai (on @NetflixIndia), even in a short role. After IMDB-ing her, I remembered finding her fantastic in #NilBatteySannata when she as a child actor.

Watch her in #NilBatteySannata on Zee5.
Taking a break, will keep adding more names. There are so, so, so many fantastic actors who should really be talked about more - or all the time! Let's celebrate the people we like instead of choosing to spend our time in pulling downs the ones we don't :)
PS - Feel free to add to this thread the actors you admire and would like to celebrate!
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