One might easily argue that audio has made a resurgence as a major form of entertainment this year. Stars like as Kareena Kapoor, Adarsh Gaurav, and Ishaan Khatter ventured into the world of audio with inventive and distinctive programs that not only captivated the listeners but also marked a significant departure from the norm.
Here are some well-known celebrities that braved the podcast world and provided us some incredible shows to listen to, as both established performers and up-and-coming musicians embraced it. Here is our year-end list:
Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and team: Marvel’s Wastelanders: Star-Lord
With the release of the Hindi Audible Original podcast Marvel’s Wastelanders: Star-Lord, some of the greatest names in Bollywood, including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Jaideep Ahlawat, and Masaba Gupta, made their audio entertainment debut.One of the most talked-about podcasts in the industry, the ensemble cast gave voice to several characters.
Star-Lord was brought to life by Saif, while Kareena did a fantastic job voicing Black Widow (Helen Black). The two featured distinct, captivating plots in several arcs and seasons, which improved the listening experience. Alongside them were Jaideep Ahlawat as Hawkeye, Masaba Gupta as Lisa Cartwright’s voice, Vrajesh Hirjee, Ashish Vidyarthi as Doctor Doom, and Sharad Kelkar as Wolverine.
Pooja Gor – Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To, Secret Ameerzaada
Actress Pooja Gor, affectionately known as Pratigya of TV, made a surprising and welcome return to the audio entertainment market with Pocket FM. The actress introduced not one, but four well-known audio programs on Pocket FM by donning the narrator’s hat: “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To,” “Secret Ameerzaada,” “Insta Millionaire,” and “Devil Se Shaadi.” Pooja’s acting prowess has always astounded audiences, but this time around her storytelling and oratory skills really brought the house down.
Sanjay Dutt & Ishaan Khatter: Ravan Rising
When Sanjay Dutt and Ishaan Khatter debuted in the Audible Original podcast Ravan Rising, they created a stir in the audio industry.Sanjay played the older Ravan, giving the mythological character voice, and Ishaan brought the young warrior to life. The show explored key turning points in Ravan’s development from a youthful warrior to the formidable demon King, tying themes of fate, family, and identity together.
With its unique blend of the untamed passion of Ravan’s rakshasa ancestry and the disciplined values of his human lineage, Ravan Rising promises to be an engrossing aural adventure.
Ali Fazal & Richa Chadha: Virus 2026
By providing the voices of their respective characters in this audio science fiction thriller, the pair unlocked the mysteries of time, space, and reality. The intensity, drama, and tension of the Hindi adaptation of the Chilean radio series Casa 63, Virus 2062 Season 2, won over listeners.\
Prajakta Kohli & Aadarsh Gourav: Desi Down Under
With Audible Original “Desi Down Under,” YouTube sensation Prajakta Kohli and Bollywood actor Adarsh Gourav make their audio debuts, entertaining listeners with the ideal blend of romance, comedy, and adventure. The audio drama followed Meenu’s twin brother Rahul and childhood friend Devan as they prepared to be lifesavers at Coogee Beach in Sydney. Taaruk Raina also voiced a role in the play.
Ronit Roy: ACP Gautam
As ACP Gautam on Spotify’s podcast, Ronit Roy—who is renowned for embracing a variety of roles in TV, OTT, and movies—brought a new viewpoint to the audio entertainment industry. With his voice acting, Ronit took the audience on a thrilling tour of his character’s career as a detective. The mystery surrounding kidnappings, murders, robberies, and terror investigations centered around the 10-episode fiction criminal drama, which took place in Delhi in 1994.
The audience loved the suspense that Ronit’s commanding voice produced since it gave the character depth.
Sumbul Touqeer Khan & Prateik Choudhary: Devil Se Shaadi
With Pocket FM’s audio series, Sumbul Toqueer and Prateik Choudhary made an unexpected entry into the audio entertainment industry. The pair worked together on a unique promotional shoot that captured the interest of everyone. The unconventional marriage of Rajveer (Prateik) and Ishqi (Sumbul) was the focus of the promo. Rajveer appears to be a man with his guard up and his own set of hidden secrets, whereas Ishqi is a plain girl married off to a haughty man.
As Ishqi uncovers Rajveer’s hidden facts, her life takes an exciting turn as she overcomes barriers, secrets, and unexpected turns.