In recent years, the Indian cinema business has seen significant change. With performers, directors, and production companies collaborating on numerous projects, there is now a noticeable crossover between the regional and Bollywood film industries. While for the performers this is about growing their fan base, it’s a treat for the audience to witness stars from B-town and regional cinema collaborating on the big screen.
Here is a list of 8 Bollywood actresses that are excelling in regional cinema as well.
Since her Telugu film Jhummandi Naadam debut in 2010, Taapsee Pannu has dabbled in both Hindi and southern cinema. Her Tamil debut, Aadukalam, received six National Film Awards at the 58th National Film Awards. Taapsee thinks that the availability of regional film on a variety of channels, which increases its visibility, is one of the reasons why it is now attracting attention. It appears that Taapsee is about to rule the whole Indian market with a number of untitled regional projects already under her belt! She has our best wishes.
Wamiqa, who is most known for her brief but impactful role in Kabir Khan’s cricket drama “83,” most recently starred alongside Sakshi Tanwar in the Netflix original criminal drama “Mai.” Wamiqa was most recently spotted in the maverick Vishal Bharadwaj-directed episode Mumbai Dragon of the anthology Modern Love Mumbai on Amazon Prime Video. The actor also actively participates in films in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Hindi. In reality, “Galwakdi,” the newest Punjabi movie by Wamiqa, had a decent run at the box office, both locally and nationally. With titles like “Iravaakaalam” and “Kikli” already locked for Wamiqa, we can be sure that the approaching quarter will be a complete treat.
Before making her Bollywood debut, Kriti Kharbanda worked on more than a dozen regional films after starting her career in show business with a south film. The actor thinks that true superstardom can only be seen in the South, where people fervently revere their favorite performers. We wish the actress the best of luck as she chooses to pick up south films in between her increasingly frequent Hindi cinema roles!
In the Tamil movie Mugamoodi (2012), Pooja Hegde made her acting debut. She then made her Telugu film debut in Oka Laila Kosam with Naga Chaitanya Akkineni and her Hindi film debut in Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro (2016) with Hrithik Roshan. Since her comeback in Akshay Kumar’s Housefull 4, the actor has defied all odds. The actor is prepared to dominate Bollywood as well after leaving a lasting impression in the Tamil and Telugu cinema industry. We can confidently say that Pooja is prepared to do so given her experience in high-profile movies like “Cirkus” by Rohit Shetty and “Housefull 5” by Sajid Nadiadwala.
Rakul Preet Singh
Rakul Preet made her Hindi film debut with “Yaariyan” after dominating regional cinema with movies like “NTR: Kathanayakudu,” “Dev,” “NGK,” “Manmadhudu 2,” and others. Following her Bollywood debut, she quickly followed it up with back-to-back hits like “Aiyaary,” “De De Pyaar De,” “Sardar Ka Grandson,” “Attack,” and now “Runway 34,” which is a fan favorite due to her versatile and strong performance. She had already established herself in Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada films when she made her Bollywood debut. All we can say is that Rakul Preet Singh is on her way to being the first ever pan-Indian female superstar in the cinema industry, thanks to her subtle, sensitive, and rich translations.
With the Telugu action movie “Loafer,” Disha Patani made her film debut. Varun Tej and her were paired. The movie was successful, giving the actor the chance to star in Hindi movies like “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” and “Bharat.” The most recent information is that Disha Patani has joined the cast of Nag Ashwin’s science fiction movie “Project K,” which stars Prabhas and Deepika Padukone. Her supporters around the nation will find this to be very exciting news, and we wish her the best of luck!
With the Telugu film Rey, Saiyami made her acting debut alongside Sai Dharam Tej. With the Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra-directed film Mirzya, she made her acting debut in Hindi. Later, she appeared in the Telugu movie Wild Dog, which stars a cast that includes performers from both the south and Bollywood, including Nagarjuna Akkineni, Dia Mirza, Saiyami Kher, and Atul Kulkarni. Being from Maharashtra, she appeared with Ritesh Deshmukh in the successful Marathi movie Mauli. Highway, a Telugu movie with Anand Deverakonda and Saiyami, features her commuting between the two businesses. Along with Breathe into the Shadows season 2, Ghoomer, and Faadu, Saiyami also has a strong filmography in Hindi.