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Thread: Bollywood beauties go south
08-31-2010, 01:04 AM #1
Bollywood beauties go south
Bollywood beauties go south
Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai's latest Tamil film Endhiran opposite superstar Rajinikanth is soon going to hit theatres. Prior to this Ash had done Mani Ratnam's Ravanan opposite Vikram.
Here's a glimpse at some of the Bollywood divas who have had their trysts with Southern cinema
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is all set for her next Tamil flick Endhiran opposite superstar Rajinikanth. This will be her second Tamil film in quick succession. Former Miss World was recently seen opposite southern star Vikram in Mani Ratnam's Ravanan. Before making a mark in Bollywood Ash had begun her filmy career with a Tamil film Iruvar with Mani Ratnam
Shilpa Shetty has a number of south Indian films to her credit - Kannada, Telugu and Tamil. Her most recent Kannada movie, Auto Shankar, was quite controversial as an obscenity case was filed against her.
Her other films are Ondagona Baa, Preethsod Thappa and Maduve Agona Baa in Kannada; Bhalevadivi Basu, Azad, Veedeva Dandi Babu and Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya in Telugu. Her foray into Tamil cinema with Mr. Romeo was later dubbed into Telugu and Hindi.
Who can forget Hansika Motwani, the bubbly friend of Hrithik Roshan in Koi Mil Gaya. The pretty teenger is now a big craze down south. Her most recent Telugu film is Seetharamula Kalyanam.
Her first film down south was Desamuduru (Telugu), for which she bagged the Filmfare Best Female Debut (South) Maa TV awards.
Not to be confused with Raima Sen, Reema Sen is not related to the Riya-Raima family. Reema's first film was the low-budget Telugu film Chitram.She also starred in the successful Manasanta Nuvve.
Her Tamil film, Minnale, was also very successful, along with Rendu, Thimiru, Vallavan and Aayirathil Oruvan.
After an unsuccessful stint in Bollywood, younger sister of Kajol, Tanisha, tried her luck down south and must say it has done wonders for this Bong babe.
Her south Indian movies Kantri and Unnale Unnale have fared extraordinarily well.
Sneha Ullal, also known as Aishwarya Rai's look-alike, could not make much of an impact in Bollywood but the Lucky star was lucky down south.
She bagged Santosham Best Debut Actress Award for her Telugu film Ullasamga Utsahamga. Since then she has also done Simha, Varudu and King to name a few.
Munni from Makdee, Shweta Prasad has come a long way. Nominated for the Filmfare' Best Actress Award (Telugu) for her role in Kotha Bangaru Lokam, the actress has also done Ride, Kasko and Kalavar King.
Mumaith Khan's claim-to-fame in Bollywood was her sizzling 'dekh le' item number in Munnabhai MBBS. She gained more popularity with another item song in the Telugu (and later Tamil) film Pokiri. She also vied for a lead role in Evadaithe Nakenti and Bhookailas.
Her latest item number is in Tamil movie Kanthaswamy.
Most recently seen in Oru Naal Varum, the sultry Sameera Reddy is more than well-aquainted with the south Indian film industry. She has even been nominated for the Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress for her performance in Vaaranam Aayiram.
Her other ventures include Aasal, Ashok, Narasimhudu and Jai Chiranjeeva.
Most recently seen in the Tamil film Mudhalvan, Sushmita Sen has done a few south Indian projects. Her breif tryst with the cameras down south include Ratchagan and Marmayogi....being a human...