To say that South India has a vast pool of talent is an understatement. While a lot of Bollywood filmmakers have made movies inspired by those of the South, a host of the actors from South have ventured to Tinsel Town to create their own impact. Today, we take a look at the different South Indian actors who made a big impact in Bollywood.
1. Kamal Hasan
Kamal Hasan is a God in his own way! Even though he has not made as many appearances in Bollywood movies as compared to those in the South, Kamal Hasan has definitely has made a mark. Movies like Ek Duje Ke Liye and Chachi 420 are still a hot favourite. He is a true gift to the world of acting!
Asin is a queen in her own way. With most of her super hit movies being remade, what’s not to love about this gorgeous actress. She made her big Bollywood splash in the Bollywood version of Ghajini with Aamir Khan! This movie helped in creating all the right waves in the industry.
Madhavan took the word versatile to an entirely different level. He’s done some brilliant work in movies like Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, Tanu Weds Manu and Tanu Weds Manu Returns. He also made a special appearance in Rang De Basanti. His acting is superb as is his delivery skills. An actor to make a note of for sure.
The cutie pie of Tollywood, Genelia made her first mark in Bollywood with Tujhe Meri Kasam opposite Riteish Deshmukh. Even though this particular movie tanked at the box office, Genelia made a comeback in Bollywood with Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na and some other movies like Mere Baap Pehle Aap and Life Partner!
5. Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj is known for being the Big Daddy of the South. He is perhaps one of the most sought after actors not just in the South but in Bollywood as well! His standards are extremely high and he is known for a host of movies like Khakee, Wanted, Singham, Budha Hoga Tera Baap and Dabanng 2.
After making a large number of Tamil and Telugu movies, Tamannah made her big Bollywood debut with Himmatwala in 2014. Although the movie didn’t do that well at the box office, Tamannah certainly made it known that she’s in Bollywood to stay!
The chocolate boy of the south stole many a heart and continues to do so. When he tried his charm in Bollywood, he didn’t fail either when he did the movie Rang De Basanti. But we are still waiting for more of him to turn up and as often as possible.
Pari Teasers Continue To Haunt Us!
The fourth teaser for Anushka Sharma’s Pari just hit the internet and from the looks of the 22 seconds clip, this movie continues to be extremely horrific. The teaser opens with an eerie shot if a half closed door from which Anushka can be seen sitting on top of a balcony’s railing.
The following shots are a parody of sounds and Anushka and are haphazardly brought together with a haunting background and terrifying music. The camera zooms over Anushka and her petrifying white with blood shot eyes turn towards the viewers.
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) February 19, 2018
So far, we have been given a very tiny glimpse into what to expect from Pari. With visuals which terrify us and a story line which is very different from the traditional theme Bollywood sticks to, this Anushka Sharma movie promises to be quite a ride. Definitely not a movie for the faint hearted. Watch the fourth teaser here!
Rishi Kapoor And Emraan Hashmi To Star In jeethu Joseph’s Hindi Debut
Malayalam director, Jeethu Joseph, known for his superhit Malayalam thriller movie, Drishyam, is all set to make his big Bollywood directorial debut. The director is ready to make his entry into Bollywood with two of the industry’s greatest actors, Rishi Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi!
Touted to be a thriller, this movie has not been given a title yet. Emraan Hashmi said about the movie, “I’m really excited about this one. The film will be a riveting, nail-biting treat for fans of the genre and with Jeethu at the helm of things, I’m confident the film will be a game changer”.
Acclaimed filmmaker Jeethu Joseph, who has directed a number of top grossing Malayalam films, including the Mohanlal starrer #Drishyam, will direct his first Hindi film… A crime thriller with elements of horror… Stars Rishi Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi… contd.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 19, 2018
The Rishi Kapoor – Emraan Hashmi starrer directed by Jeethu Joseph is not titled yet.. Will be presented by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and produced by Sunir Kheterpal… The film will be shot in a single schedule between May and July this year.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 19, 2018
The yet to be titled movie will have elements of two genres, horror and crime mystery. Emraan Hashmi is currently working on his own movie, Cheat India. Rishi Kapoor, on the other hand, is working with Amitabh Bachchan for their next movie, 102 Not Out!
Announcing his Bollywood debut, Jeethu Joseph commented, “Directing a Hindi feature film has been on my mind for some time and I had been waiting for the right story. This crime mystery thriller with elements of horror has excited me tremendously and we have got perfect casting for the two protagonists in the film. I am looking forward to starting the film at the earliest.”
Guess Who Tabu Blames For Being Single!
Tabu and Ajay Devgn have known each other for quite a while now. Apart from being co stars, the two are cousins as well! Even though they worked in a lot of movies like Haqeeqat, Thakshak and Vijaypath in the ‘90s, they have not done many movies after. Their last movie together was Golmaal Again.
The pair has been the best friends for a long time now, but the actress, in a recent interview, says that Ajay is the reason why she is single till today.
“Yes, Ajay and I have known each other for 25 years. He was my cousin Sameer Arya’s neighbour and close buddy, a part of my growing up years and that has laid the foundation of our relationship. When I was young, Sameer and Ajay would spy on me, follow me around and threaten to beat up any boys who are caught talking to me. They were the big bullies and if I am single today, it is because of Ajay. I hope he repents and regrets what he did,” Tabu said in a statement.
She might still be single, but the question here is, is she planning on tying the knot soon? About this, Tabu said, “I told him (Ajay) the other day to please find me a boy to marry. But jokes aside, our relationship has grown because we have worked so much with each other. From among the male actors, if there is anyone I can count on, it’s Ajay. He is a like a child and yet so protective. The atmosphere on set when he’s around is stress-free. We share a unique relationship and an unconditional affection.”
Tabu and Ajay Devgn have an envious relationship, one that is deep, meaningful and has a lot of layers. While they played mind games against each other in Dhrishyam, it was a refreshing change to see them in a comic role in Golmaal Again! Now, one can only wait to see the next movie they come together for!
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