With digital content soon becoming the preferred platform of entertainment consumption, geographical and linguistic barriers are rapidly becoming irrelevant. But even before the digital boom came to India, we had a few stars whose stardom was simply too big to confided in demarcated territories.
While Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, the three Khans, and even Akshay Kumar has been able to reach out to non-Hindi speaking masses, especially the South Indian audiences, there are also massive South Indian stars who have a strong fan base in the other parts country.
Check out the ones we are talking about.
Rajini Sir is “Thalaivar”. Often called the demi-God, he has blessed Bollywood by taking up Hindi projects like Geraftaar, Chaalbaaz, Hum and Bulandi. But we prefer his dubbed Tamil films more. Actually, we just want to see him onscreen. Language is no bar!
The super-talented villain from the film Eega, Sudeep is one extraordinary actor. Apart from being an actor, Sudeep has also donned many other roles, including that of a producer, a director, a screenwriter and a television presenter.
There isn’t anyone who didn’t swoon on his Kolaveri Di despite not understanding the lyrics. That’s the magic Tamil superstar Dhanush had. He captured everyone’s imagination with Raanjhanaa and then Shamitabh. Rajinikanth’s son-in-law is so talented that he has been offered a leading role in a big Hollywood film opposite Uma Thurman!
Prabhas is perhaps the only South Indian actor who has made headlines in Bollywood without having starred in a stand-alone Bollywood film. From being a regional superstar, Prabhas was almost instantly catapulted to nationwide attention after his titular role in the mega-blockbuster Baahubali and Baahubali 2, which together made more money than any Indian film in history.
When he did Rakta Charitra in Bollywood, he took away much critical acclaim that year. He might be a superstar in the Tamil industry, but we yearn to see him more in Hindi films. Who can help but not fall for those looks?
The television actor who became a megastar. Yash debuted with Jambada Hudugi in 2007 and has been killing it on the silver screen since. His acting prowess is unmatched and if we’re to talk about his style, it’s absolutely splendid.
One can argue that the stupendous success of Kabir Singh has done a lot for furthering Vijay’s popularity beyond Tollywood. He is soon to make his debut in Bollywood.
He is so good in playing bad! He is one of the most sought after actors to play negative roles in South Indian films. And his impression in Bollywood is no different. He prefers to take up big projects and has been appreciated for films like Khakee, Wanted, Singham, Buddha Hoga Tera Baap and Dabanng 2. Over the last decade, Prakash Raj has starred in more Bollywood movies than most leading actors from South Indiawho made a foray into the industry.
One of Telugu film industry’s leading actors, Mahesh Babu has many laurels to prove that he’s one fine actor. From great acting skills, suave style to some great movies to his credit, he has everything that makes him a superstar.
The Christian Bale of Tamil cinema, this versatile actor is amazingly talented. His makeovers for movies have made many people gasp. A National Award winner, this guy can put even the Khans to shame in all avenues.