Some of the leading ladies of Bollywood didn’t really begin their careers with a Hindi film. So, how exactly did they set foot in the industry? Let me tell you, some these actresses began their careers by starring in regional films, while some decided to choose a regional film later on. Some of the damsels of B-Town managed to charm the South Indian audiences when they starred in a handful of them. Here’s the list of actress who has worked in the South Indian industry as well.
Bipasha Basu has starred in a Telugu movie opposite Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu in a film titled Takkari Donga and in a Tamil Movie titled Sachein with Vijay and Genelia.
Junior shotgun, Sonakshi Sinha, made her debut in the South with a huge hit, Lingaa opposite the legendary superstar Rajinikanth.
Before Heropanti, Kriti Sanon was seen in a Telugu film titled Nenokkadine, opposite Mahesh Babu.
Kangana Ranaut starred in Dhaam Dhoom, a Tamil movie, opposite Jayam Ravi and in Ek Niranjan, a Telugu film, opposite Baahubali star, Prabhas.
Deepika Padukone starred in Aishwarya, a Kannada movie, in 2006 and recently in Kochadaiiyaan, an animated film, opposite the Thalaiva, Rajinikanth.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Before she became a part of Bollywood, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starred in Iruvar, a Tamil film, where she played a double role and then again in Jeans, a Tamil film.
Even though her Bollywood debut was that big of a hit at the box office, Katrina Kaif starred in a Telugu film, Malliswari, opposite Venkatesh.
Priyanka Chopra did a Tamil film titled Thamizhan in 2002 and if you thought she made her singing debut in Bollywood, you’re wrong! Priyanka made her singing debut with Thamizhan.
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