Well, all of us go gaga over these top Bollywood beauties namely Katrina Kaif, Sunny Leone, Nargis Fakhri etc. But how many of us even know that these gorgeous women are not citizens of India. For the matter of fact, their nationality does not really matter because they have all the charm and talent to mesmerize the audiences with their Desi style and also the counterparts. Agree?
Let’s have a look at a few of these most popular foreign Bollywood bueaties.
The Smitha Patil Memorial Award winner Katrina Kaif, was actually born in Britain and her real name is Katrina Turquotte. Katrina’s dad is a British businessman of Kashmiri decent. But he never had much influence on Kat as her parents divorced when she was young.
Though Katrina’s career in Bollywood started with a disastrous debut in the Big B starrer Boom, she made it to the list of the most popular heroines in India. Katrina is now a part of a few of the highest grossing movies at the box office in Bollywood.
Kat last starred in Baar Baar Dekho opposite handsome hunk Sidharth Malhotra and will next be seen alongside Ranbir Kapoor in Jagga Jasoos.
Bollywood bombshell Sunny Leone born Karenjit Kaur Vohra, has Sikh Punjabi parents but she was born and brought up in the Canada. Sunny initially joined the adult film industry at a very young age and has received immense fame leading to a very crucial role in the film The Virginity Hit which was produced by Will Ferrell.
Sunny’s thrust for Bollywood was through television. She began it with the red carpet reporting for Video Music Awards followed by contesting in Bigg Boss 5. Sunny Leone’s movie career in Bollywood began with Jism 2 in the year 2012, and the rest is history.
Sunny Leone was last seen in the item number “Laila Main Laila” from Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees and is currently hosting MTV’s “Splitsvilla.”
There is nobody who would not know Amy Jackson, having acted in not only Bollywood but also in South Indian Films. Amy leaves no way to conquer the hearts of the Indian movie lovers. Being a British model, Amy was first spotted by A.L. Vijay, a Tamil film director who featured her in his film Madrasapattinam opposite Arya. The movie was critically acclaimed and also a commercial success.
Amy’s entry into Bollywood was Ekk Deewana Tha , directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon. Amy is now one of the most popular stars in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu film industries. She is currently a part of the India’s most awaited film 2.0, starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar.
The most bubbly and cute Jacqueline is Bahrain-born and won the Miss Universe title in Sri Lankan, is undoubtedly one of the busiest actresses in Bollywood. She has at least three film releases in a year.
Jacqueline started as a model has also studied theater under Barry John. She made her Bollywood debut in 2009 with the fantasy flick Aladin and went on to act in many blockbusters.
Jacqueline was last seen in A Flying Jatt opposite Tiger Shroff and will make her Hollywood debut with According to Matthew.
Nargis Fakhri, the popular American model was born to a Pakistani father and a Czech mother in New York and was a participant in “America’s Next Top Model.” Nargis was featured as a Kingfisher Calendar girl, because of which she got the opportunity to act with Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar directed by Imtiaz Ali.
Nargis was last seen in Banjo opposite Riteish Deshmukh and will next be seen in 5 Weddings pairing with Rajkummar Rao.
It is a very old connection that Elli Avram has got with Bollywood. The Swedish-Greek girl was a member of the popular Paradesi Dance Group who used to perform for top Hindi songs all over Scandinavia. She had a decent fan base in Sweden for acting in a crime drama flick Förbjuden Frukt. It was in India that Elli Avram became a huge star.
Though Elli’s debut in Bollywood was with Mickey Virus, alongside Manish Paul in 2013, she became popular for being the contestant of the famous reality show Bigg Boss. Elli was last seen in Jolly LLB 2 opposite the National Award winner Akshay Kumar.
Lauren Gottlieb was basically an American dancer who made her mark in the US even before she debuted in Remo D’Souza ‘s Any Body Can Dance (ABCD,) in the year 2013. Lauren participated in the popular reality show, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, Season 6 and ended up being a runner up with the choreo-partner Punit Pathak which made her one of the most loved dancers and also an actor in India simultaneously.
Lauren acted in films like Welcome to Karachi, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy and ABCD 2. She was last seen in Ambarsariya.
Claudia Ciesla is a Polish-German model and actress who was the brand ambassador of the Lovely Professional University, which has honored her with the title of “New promising foreign face in India.” Claudia made her debut in Hollywood with the film Karma (2008,) which was a psychological thriller.
Bigg Boss usually happens to be a very good platform to showcase one’s talent, Claudia had seen the limelight with Bigg Boss 3. She was also a part of “Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout,” in which she was the first runner up.
Claudia has acted in the Punjabi film Yaar Pardesi and has been a part of many item songs in Bollywood films.
Giselli Moneiro is a Brazilian model who began her career at the age of 17. Her looks attracted Imitiaz Ali, which made him cast her in his Love Aaj Kal co-starring Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Rishi Kapoor. She played a role of a Punjabi girl which was one of the main roles in the film.
Giselli was also seen in Always Kabhi Kabhi. Ironically, she stopped acting since then and is currently pursuing her architecture degree, as she seems to have lost interest for films.
Barbara Mori, the Mexican-Uruguayan actress began her career as a model at the age of 14. It was Hrithik Roshan’s Kites that made Barbara a popular face to Indians. She played the role of a Mexican woman who happens to fall in love with Hrithik. However, this Mexican actress has not acted in any other Bollywood film since then.
She has appeared in Namrata Singh Gujral’s documentary, where she spoke about her experiences as a cancer survivor.
Antonia Bernath is an English actor and singer who made her Bollywood debut with Kisna: The Warrior Poet in which she played Catherine who grew up in India during the freedom struggle.
Despite getting a great appreciation for the film Antonia has stopped acting in Indian films since then. She has acted in many British productions though and was last seen in “Dowbton Abbey” last season.
Erika Kaar is a Polish actress, who is known for her role in the famous BBC series “The Passing Bells.” However, for the Bollywood moviegoers, she will remain to be Olga of Shivaay. Bollywood still talks about the chemistry between Erika and Ajay Devgan.
Rachel Shelley is an English actress and model who was a part of the Oscar – nominated film Lagaan which also starred Aamir Khan. Rachel played the role Elizabeth, sister of a British commanding officer.
Since Lagaan, Rachel has not acted in any Bollywood films but has had a successful career internationally. She played the role of Rumpelstiltskin’s wife in ABC’s “Once Upon a Time.”
Love Sonia Review And First Day Expectations
Cast: Mrunal Thakur, Adil Hussain, Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Freida Pinto, Rajkummar Rao, Demi Moore
Director: Tabrez Noorani
Mango Bollywood Rating: 3 stars on 5 stars
What is more haunting? A girl with no name lost in a city with a haunting dark side or a village with no identification except for being located 1,400 kms North of Mumbai? When you belong to such a non descriptive village, you get lost in the throngs of poverty, extortion, death, murder and prostitution.
Love Sonia, Tabrez Noorani’s extremely brave directorial, brings to the fore just these issues, addressing every one of them with an iron fist. The film tells the raw, unfiltered story of a teenage girl sold into the relentless and world of the flesh trade when her family cannot afford to make their ends meet.
Love Sonia is Tabrez Noorani’s brave directorial which makes you wonder what is more haunting, a girl with no name girl with no name lost in a city with a haunting dark side, or a village with no identification, except for being located 1,400 km., north of Mumbai? The movie brings to the fore when you belong to such a non descriptivevillage, you get lost in the throngs of poverty, extortion, death, murder and prostitution.
While the story seems to highlight the plight of the two sisters (the ones who form the crux of the story,) what hits you the hardest is not their fight against evil, but the anonymity of the entire situation. Without too much regard to the harsh realities of the flesh trade, Tabrez Noorani gives us direct access into what really goes on in the world of flesh world.
What makes this particular film so appealing is the cracked mirror viewpoint it represents. You could either look at the story (inspired by real life events of so many girls like Sonia) as a brilliantly told tale with minor flaws; or you could look at the story as an extremely flawed tale. As Sonia searches for her sister lost in the maze of Mumbai’s underworld, she discovers several women lost to the profession (Richa Chhada‘s and Frieda Pinto’s characters.)
This brings to light the fact that Love Sonia aims at highlighting the plight of not just one lost girl, but several girls with no future to their name. While Mrunal Thakur makes a flawless debut as Sonia in this film, the premise of the story is slightly lacking.
Despite having a hard hitting story, the movie fails to leave you with a provocative after thought. Instead of using an over whelming dose of fear to tell his tale, Noorani could have woven together multiple layers, giving us the idea that there is something bigger happening (which there actually is.) A story told over and over again, Love Sonia is fresh in the sense that it wants you to listen to the fear and voice your outrage with silent anger, rather than with momentary anger. Watch the film for the perfect mix of actors, story rendition and raw cinematography.
Manmarziyaan Review And First Day Expectations
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal
Director: Anurag Kashyap
mango Bollywood rating: 3.5 stars on 5 stars
Manmarziyaan can be termed as Anurag Kashyap’s first ever directorial that does not come filled with murder, angst and betrayal. A love story at its roots, this film establishes Kashyap as an extremely versatile and very connected to reality director.
Every love story in Bollywood centers around a love triangle, or that is what we have been taught to believe over the years. Anurag Kashyap being who he is, twists this tired and tested tale into a coming of age story, giving us an insight into love through the eyes of a millennial.
For love triangles to work, there are two people at the center with a silent, third party observer. In Manmarziyaan, Rumi (Taapsee Pannu) and Vicky (Vicky Kaushal) love the way we, as the young wild and free, love. One of them wants to settle down, while the other has no real intentions of going down the road of society expectations. No guesses on who falls in what category here, right?
Things seem fine for a while for the much in love couple, till the doors of the bedroom open to the public (the parents in this case.) While Vicky is lauded for being everything society expects him to be, Rumi is forced to stick to the straight road by her parents. Get married to Vicky or we will find a boy for you, tell Rumi’s very angry parents. Into the picture comes Abhishek Bachchan (Robbie.)
In an ideal world, Robbie would have been what every girl would have wanted. Respectful, down to earth and armed with the perfect job in hand, Robbie came with one thing not going for him. He was not Vicky and Rumi could not have that. Unfortunately for Rumi, this was just the strength Robbie played with and used to his advantage! Quite a complicated little bundle here, right?
The dialogue delivery is raw, real and even disturbing at times. The confrontation scene, where Rumi singles out Vicky and his disregard for marriage, makes you connect to Rumi all the more. What breaks one’s heart in this entire film is how Robbie realises he is only a bystander in the beginning and works his way into Rumi’s heart toward the second half. This part, more than any other scene through the film, tells us there is a strong chance of a happy ending in life if you talk through your problems and sort out issues head on, when they happen.
At the end of the day, while Manmarziyaan does not have murder and a Nawazuddin Siddiqui tied up together in a neat little bundle, it still is a Kashyap film in and out! Every frame has been shot beautifully, with the aesthetics playing out beautifully. As a comeback movie, Abhishek Bachchan could not have picked a better story, while the unique combination of Vicky Kaushal and Taapsee Pannu is quite refreshing. A definite must watch if you are looking for something new and different!
Love Sonia: Five Reasons You HAVE To Watch This Hard Hitting Film
When you watch a serious issue displayed boldly on the silver screen, do you have it in you to turn your eyes? No, right? That is exactly what happens when you watch the trailer of Love Sonia, the latest Rajkummar Rao offering, showing us the dark side of the world through the eyes of human traffickers. Here are five reasons you just have to watch this heart wrenching film when it hits the screens tomorrow.
1. Hollywood and Bollywood collide
Directed by Tabrez Noorani, Love Sonia brings together two drastically different worlds together for a unique film. From Demi Moore to Richa Chaddha to Rajkummar Rao, this film boasts of having some truly brilliant stars to its name! Definitely worth the watch, right?
2. Sai Tamhankar gains ten kgs for the roal
Sai Tamhankar, a critically acclaimed Maharashtrian actress, put in a lot of effort in order to prep for her role in Love Sonia. To make her part seem all the more credible as a prostitute turned pimp, Tamhankar put on a solid ten kgs to seem convincing! If no other reason, this dedication is a major reason to watch the film!
3. The no holes barred script
After Udta Punjab showed us the dark side of Punjab and the under belly of the drug world, Love Sonia brings to the fore the struggles of a family perpetually stuck in the throes of poverty. Ever single member of the cast does justice to their role, playing their part to perfection. The script is so raw, so true that it hits in all the places you need to pay attention.
4. Girls rescued during the shoot
If the above reasons were not enough for you to go watch the film, then this one definitely should make you run to the theaters. During the making of Love Sonia, director Tabrez Noorani used to conduct random raids at suspected brothels in an attempt to rescue girls kept there in captivation. He would pose as a set unit man, conducting his research at brothels and then tip off the police. Through his effort, more than a dozen girls were rescued!
5. Mrunal Thakur went into depression post shoot
There are some roles which take a long time to get over and there are others which just stay with you for the rest of your life. Mrunal Thakur, making her debut in Bollywood with such an intense story, went into severe depression for the longest time. The fact that she chose such a strongly emotional film to make her debut is commendable, to say the least.
Films like Love Sonia do not come by often and when they do, you definitely cannot miss the movie. Right from when you watch the trailer, you realise there is a Sonia in every girl wandering the streets and if that does not make you want go and help the little girl, then maybe, just maybe the film itself will. Do not forget to tell us what you think of this movie when you watch it in the theaters tomorrow!
2.0 Teaser Is Finally Out! Check It Out Now!
2.0, the highly anticipated flick starring Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar, just got bigger, better and brighter! The makers of this much awaited film just dropped the first teaser and oh my god, get ready to have your pants blown off!
Presenting the much awaited #2Point0Teaser. Prepare yourself for this magnum opus, an adventure you’ll never forget. @karanjohar @apoorvamehta18 @rajinikanth @akshaykumar @shankarshanmugh @LycaProductions @arrahman #2Point0 https://t.co/hTfG2NXyRn
— Dharma Productions (@DharmaMovies) September 13, 2018
The slightly longer than one minute teaser gives us a sneak peak into the film and tells us what we can expect from the second installment of the Robot series! The teaser begins with a shot of crows circling the skies, which is soon taken over by a whole hoard of cell phones?
If you are as confused as we are by this point, then worry not, because as you go a little more into the teaser, you realise there is a fight of sorts coming soon! All the cellphones start disappearing, only to land in the bedroom of who looks like the villain in the film. While the residents are shocked at what happened, the higher ups are not able to discover what really is going on.
The administration, chaired by Adil Hussain, meets to come together for a solution and finally realise the one person who can help them all is none other than Chitti, the Robot! This marks the introduction scene of Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar and from then on, there is nothing but pure magic on the screen! Intense action sequences, amazing to and fro scenes and music by A.R Rahman makes this teaser extremely exciting. Without further ado, here is giving you all a look at the mind blowing teaser of 2.0!
Marking the debut of Akshay Kumar in the world of Tamil cinema, 2.0 also features Amy Jackson, Adil Hussain and Sudhanshu Pandey in key roles. The film is scheduled to hit the screens on 29 November this year so do not forget to go watch it on the big screens when this sequel releases!
Badhaai Ho Trailer Is Hilarious. Watch It Here!
Badhaai Ho, the next Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra starrer, just got exciting. The makers of this film just dropped the trailer and it gives one everything you could want and more from an Ayushmann Khurrana starrer.
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) September 11, 2018
The trailer throws light on family problems with a brand new twist. What would you do if you found out your mother (a mother of two grown up children) is pregnant, thanks to the active sex life? Yeah! That is exactly what is unveiled in the trailer of Badhaai Ho! The two odd minute trailer shows how Ayushmann Khurrana‘s (Nakul) character finds out the news and about how he shares the news with his love interest (Sanya Malhotra’s character.)
#BadhaaiHo the trailer’s out now! Check it out to find out about the ‘khush khabri.’ 😉@sanyamalhotra07 @ayushmannk @raogajraj @neenagupta001 @CinemaPuraDesi @ChromePictures @BadhaaiHoFilm https://t.co/YJJDEywCxI
— Junglee Pictures (@JungleePictures) September 11, 2018
It is not just Nakul who has a problem with the news. Everyone from Sanya’s character to the old people in the house, has a problem with the news shared by Nakul’s mother. In addition to this, Sanya breaks the news of her love life and tries to convince her parents about her love interest. However, unfortunately for the young couple, the news about Nakul’s pregnant mother comes as a deal breaker. Watch the trailer here!
— ChromePictures (@ChromePictures) September 11, 2018
The comeback of Neena Gupta in this film is an added bonus for cinema lovers everywhere, with Ayushmann Khurrana’s acting on point, like always! Directed by Amit Ravindranath Sharma and co written by Shantanu Srivastava, Akshat Ghildial and Jyoti Kapoor, Badhaai Ho is scheduled to hit the screens on 19th October, 2018!
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