From Katrina Kaif to Sushmita Sen: Did you know that these Bollywood divas appeared in South Indian films?
Preity Zinta, Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut are among the many Bollywood divas who made a mark in South Indian cinema.
Check out these Bollywood divas who have featured in South Indian cinema
Not many may know that these Bollywood divas have made their presence felt in South Indian cinema. Bollywood heroines enjoy a fan-following that cut across boundaries. An actor like Priyanka Chopra made her acting debut in a Tamil movie while a few made their Hindi debut and later featured in South Indian cinema. A few clicked and some failed - from Katrina Kaif to Sushmita Sen, we list out Bollywood divas who ventured into South Indian cinema.
The Miss World beauty has proved to be a talented actress through her two-decade-long career. From crime thrillers like 7 Khoon Maaf to romantic comedies like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, the actor has struck a chord with audiences in diverse roles on screen. However, not many of her fans may know that she made her acting debut with the 2002 Tamil movie Thamizhan alongside Vijay. That was her first appearance in a South Indian film.
Katrina Kaif is another Bollywood diva who featured in several South Indian films. The actress made her acting debut with Boom which proved to be a dud at the box office. The actress then featured in the 2004 released Telugu film Malliswari alongside Venkatesh Daggubati. The actress then featured in the Malayalam film Balram vs. Tharadas and Balakrishna’s Allari Pidugu.
The actress who hails from Karnataka made her acting debut with the 2006 Kannada film Aishwarya. That was her first Kannada appearance after which she appeared in Hindi movies except for the 2014 Tamil released film Kochadaiiyaan. She is now acting alongside Prabhas in the multilingual sci-fi film Project K, directed by Mahanati filmmaker Nag Ashwin.
Preity Zinta has been away from the limelight for a few years now and made her last onscreen appearance in 2018 with Bhaiaji Superhit but still enjoys a massive following on social media. The actress is a proud mother now and spends most of her time with her family. The actress usually played the role of a bubbly girl on screen but many of her fans might not know that she also featured in the Telugu film Rajakumarudu directed by K. Raghavendra Rao and Premante Ideraa with Venkatesh Daggubati.
Sushmita Sen wishes on Women's Day
Sushmita was crowned the Miss Universe in 1994 and later ventured into films. She made her acting debut with the 1996 movie Dastak directed by Mahesh Bhatt. She later appeared in a Tamil movie titled Ratchagan in 1997 opposite Nagarjuna.
Kangana Ranaut (Instagram).
The Queen of Bollywood continues to make headlines with her bold statements. But many of her fans might not know that the actor has featured in the 2008 Tamil film Dhaam Dhoom and later in 2009 released Telugu film Ek Niranjan. The actor made her acting debut with Gangster in 2006 alongside Emraan Hashmi and Shiney Ahuja.
The Dabangg girl made her Telugu film debut opposite superstar Rajnikanth in the 2014 released film Lingaa. It was directed by K. S. Ravikumar and tells the story of a thief who gets to know about his family and how its heritage inspires him to save a dam and the lives of the many villagers.
Last Updated: 06.27 PM, Sep 07, 2022