Movie stars from the South are speaking out across the country. After the movie ‘Bahubali’, the way Pan India South movies showed their style, the audience’s taste of watching movies changed. Meanwhile, the way the Bollywood boycott began following accusations of nepotism following the mysterious death of a great actor like Sushant Singh Rajput, opened up new opportunities for South’s films. For this reason, Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna’s first pan-Indian film ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ did wonders at the box office.
This movie has made a business of Rs 106 crore at the box office even during the Corona period through the Hindi version alone. Rajamouli’s film ‘RRR’, which was released after this one, has done the right thing. This movie has done a business of 700 crores worldwide in just 6 days after its release. At this time, amid the popularity of Southern cinema and the boycott of Bollywood, many Southern stars will make their Bollywood debut. What will be the fate of his career in the Hindi film industry, only time will tell.
Let’s meet the movie stars from the South, who are going to make their debut in Bollywood…
Bollywood debut film: Lion
Actress Nayantara, who is called the Lady Superstar of the South, will enter Bollywood very soon. She will be making her Bollywood debut with Atlee Kumar’s upcoming movie. She will be alongside Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan in this movie. Shahrukh is currently busy filming his movie Pathan. After completing this, he will start filming the new movie ‘Lion’. The film will be produced under the banner of Shahrukh Khan’s production company, Red Chillies Entertainment. Along with Shahrukh and Nayantara, actors like Sudip Kichha, Sanya Malhotra, Sunil Grover, Priyamani, and Rana Daggubati are also working on this. Nayanthara is a famous actress from South Cinema, who mainly works in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam movies. She has played important roles in big movies like ‘Chandramukhi’, ‘Ghajini’, ‘Sri Rama Rajyam’ and ‘Puthiya Niyamam’.
2. Rashmika Mandana
Bollywood debut film: Mission Majnu
Kannada film sensation Rashmika Mandanna is often referred to as the national crush on social media. Her movie ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ with Allu Arjun has created a lot of panic at the Pan India box office. Since then, the demand for it has increased a lot. This is the reason why the actress has also increased her fees. She is now ready to make her debut in Bollywood. She has signed two big movies with superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Sidharth Malhotra. The first film of this is a spy thriller ‘Mission Majnu’. This is her second movie with Big B, whose title has not been finalized yet. Sharib Hashmi, Parmeet Sethi, Anant Mahadevan and Kumud Mishra also have major roles in ‘Mission Majnu’ along with Siddharth Malhotra and Rashmika Mandanna. This will be the directorial debut of award-winning advertising filmmaker Shantanu Bagchi.
3. Vijay Sethupathi
Bollywood debut film – Mumbaikar
Vijay Sethupathi is a big name in the Kollywood film industry. He already has a large following. He will very soon make his debut in Bollywood through the upcoming Hindi movie ‘Mumbaikar’. The film is a Hindi remake of the Tamil film ‘Managaram’ released in the year 2017. It is directed, written, edited and produced by Santosh Sivan. Vikrant Massey, Tanya Maniktala, Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey and Sachin Khedkar will play the leading roles in this action movie. The first look poster of him has been released. In this movie, after ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘Gully Boy’, Mumbai will get a chance to see in a new way. Vijay Sethupathi is working with Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif in the film Merry Christmas, directed by Sriram Raghavan. Recently, this movie has been shot in Mumbai.
4. Vijay Deverakonda
Bollywood debut film: Liger
You will definitely remember Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor’s movie Kabir Singh which was released in the year 2019. It was the official Hindi remake of the Telugu movie ‘Arjun Reddy’. In this, southern movie superstar Vijay Deverakonda played the role of Arjun Reddy. This movie did a great job in the South. Vijay Deverakonda himself will now be seen in the action drama movie ‘Liger’ with Bollywood actress Ananya Pandey very soon. The film is based on boxing as Farhan Akhtar’s Toofan. Produced by Karan Johar of Dharma Productions and directed by Puri Jagannath, the film stars Ramya Krishnan, Ronit Roy, Vishu Reddy. Vijay Deverakonda is mainly known for his work in Telugu cinema. He made his acting debut with his first Telugu film, Nuvvila (2011). He gained popularity after the release of the Telugu movie ‘Arjun Reddy’.
5. Naga Chaitanya
Bollywood debut film: Lal Singh Chaddha
South famous actor Naga Chaitanya will soon appear in Lal Singh Chaddha. Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan have lead roles in this movie. Aamir himself offered the film calling Naga Chaitanya. The film Laal Singh Chaddha is a Hindi remake of Tom Hanks’ Hollywood classic Forrest Gump. Its director is Advait Chandan. In the film, Naga has befriended Aamir. In view of the excellent chemistry between the two during filming, the sequences shot between them have been increased. Naga rose to fame recently after her divorce from South actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu. Both of them got married first on October 6, 2017 in Goa as per Hindu customs and then on October 7 as per Christian customs. On October 6, 2021, both were going to celebrate 4 years of marriage, but before that they both separated. Naga’s father, Nagarjuna Akkineni, is a famous South Cinema star.