Shraddha Kapoor is one of the most popular actresses in Bollywood, and now the actress is making a mark in the south film industry too. Known for films like Ek Villain, ABCD 2, Aashiqui 2, Baaghi, Stree and many others, Shraddha forayed into the south film industry with Sujeeth's directorial, Saaho. Shraddha has collaborated with south superstar Prabhas for the first time in this film.
Neil Nitin Mukesh, known for films like 'Johnny Gaddaar', 'New York' and 'David', made his foray into South as a villain in his Tamil debut 'Kaththi' in 2014. The film, directed by AR Murugadoss, turned out to be the second highest-grossing Tamil film of the year. The actor can also be seen in the Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor-starrer Saaho, which released today, August 30.
Jimmy Sheirgill started acting in Punjabi Films in 2005 with Manmohan Singh's Yaaran Naal Baharan, which did well at the box office. His first film as a producer, Dharti, released in 2011 and did well at the box office. The actor starred in films such as Rangeelay (2013), Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De (2014), Hero Naam Yaad Rakhi (2015), Shareek (2015), Vaisakhi List (2016), Jindua (2017) and Daana Paani (2018).
Amitabh Bachchan has made cameo appearances in three films down South. He appeared as himself in the Kannada film 'Amrithadhare' (2005) and Telugu film 'Amrutha Varsham' (2006). He has also made a special appearance in the 2014 Telugu drama 'Manam' produced by the Akkineni family under the Annapurna Studios banner. In the upcoming Telugu film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, Big B will be playing a pivotal character named Gosayi Venkanna.
Vivek Oberoi plays the antagonist in the Tamil thriller 'Vivegam' co-starring Ajith Kumar and Kajal Aggarwal. The actor appears as a suave baddie, given the suited and booted look. His 2010 films Rakta Charitra I and II were simultaneously released in Hindi and Telugu. He was also seen in Vinaya Vidheya Rama (2019) and Lucifer (2019).
Riteish Deshmukh made his acting debut in Marathi cinema with the action film 'Lai Bhaari' in 2014. It overtook 'Timepass' (2014) and went on to become the highest-grossing Marathi movie. The film also features Salman Khan and Riteish's wife Genelia D'Souza in cameo appearances. Riteish bagged several awards and accolades for his performance in the film.
Shreyas Talpade made a comeback to Marathi cinema after eight years with 'Baji', the first superhero of Marathi film industry. Directed by Nikhil Mahajan of 'Pune 52' fame, Shreyas played the titular role in the film. 'Baji' is based on the legend of a man who took upon himself to protect the common man against oppression and injustice. Shreyas also starred in the laugh riot 'Poshter Boyz' (2014), his second home production after 'Sanai Choughade' (2008). He has also acted in the 2006 film 'Aai Shappath'. Pic/Santa Banta
We all know of the 'jhakaas' Bollywood actor's Hollywood ventures, but not many know that Anil Kapoor made his Telugu debut as a leading man in 'Vamsa Vruksham' back in 1980. He has also worked in a Kannada film 'Pallavi Anu Pallavi' (1983) and made a cameo in the Malayalam film 'Chandralekha' in 1997.
Nana Patekar marked his debut in Tamil cinema with the 2008-film 'Bommalattam' where he played the role of a film director and was applauded for his performance. He has also done several Marathi films like Pak Pak Pakaak (2005), Deool (2005), Natsamrat (2016), among others. The actor made his debut with a Marathi film.
Amol Palekar, the versatile actor, who is known for his work in Hindi and Marathi films, appeared as the leading man in the Malayalam movie 'Olangal' in 1982.
After garnering rave reviews and winning several awards for portraying the character of Bhiku Mhatre in 'Satya' in 1998, Manoj Bajpayee was roped in by the film's director, Ram Gopal Varma, for a Telugu film 'Prema Katha' in 1999. He went on to appear in more films down South.
After moving away from lead roles in Hindi movies in late 1990s, Jackie Shroff started appearing in South films. The 2006 Telugu remake of the Hindi film 'Sarfarosh', titled 'Astram', marked his debut and he has worked in several Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam films ever since.
Suniel Shetty has appeared in 4 South films as of January 2015 - 'Kakkakuyil' (2001), 'Kilukkam Kilukilukkam' (2006), 'Kalimannu' (2013) and '12B' (2001) - first three of which are cameos.
Shraddha Kapoor has forayed into the south film industry with the Prabhas-starrer Saaho, directed by Sujeeth. As the movie released today, August 30, let's take a look at her and other Bollywood superstars, who tried their luck in regional cinema.
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