Social media influencers make their way to acting

Source: Agencies

They were already famous, by creating a fiercely loyal fan base over the years with their prowess as social media influencers. This year, many of them will cash in on their digital fame to try and carve a career in acting. Here is a list of social media influencers whose acting debuts deserves attention.

  • PRAJAKTA KOLI: The Indian YouTube sensation will walk into the Tinsel Town with the film Jug Jug Jiyo which stars Neetu Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Kiara Advani and Varun Dhawan. The film is directed by Raj Mehta.
  • HARSH BENIWAL: Harsh who is a YouTube sensation made his debut with Student Of The Year 2. He shot to fame with his videos on Dubsmash that went viral in 2015. Later, he started creating comedy vines and garnered a huge social media following. He was also seen in a web shoe ”Who’s Your Daddy?”
  • SHIRLEY SETIA: Shirley who is a social media sensation and singer will make her debut in Nikamma is that the film marks Shilpa Shetty’s come back on the big screen after a hiatus of 13years. It is directed by Sabbir Khan.
  • CARRYMINATI: Ajey Nagar popular as CarryMinati on social media is all set to enter Hindi film industry with a role in the Amitabh Bachchan. Ajay Devgun starter MayDay. He will play a social media sensation.
  • SAHIL KHATTAR: After hosting several gigs, he will be making his debut in Ranveer Singh-starrer ’83’. Sahil will be seen in the role of wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani in the film, which also stars Saqib Saleem, Pankaj Tripathi, Boman Irani, Harry Sindhu, Ammy Virk, Chirag Patil and Adinath Kothare in key rules along with Deepika Padukone and Kapil’s wife Romi Dev.


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