Who says that you need to know Hindi if you want to enter Bollywood? There are many Bollywood actresses who have broken the myth that you must know fluent Hindi to enter Hindi film industry. A lot of foreign imports have worked in hit films and proved that talent sees no language.
Katrina Kaif for example is the famous
Bollywood actress who showed that knowing Hindi is not the criteria
for becoming an actress. The filmmakers take a big risk by bringing
in foreign imports in Bollywood. As the star cast is new and
doesn't know Hindi as well, the filmmaker is worried till the movie
releases. While some foreign actresses work it in Bollywood, some
fail misreably and are seen doing item numbers!
However, some bold and daring filmmakers like Imtiaz Ali have
proved that foreign imports can become actresses in Bollywood. For
example, the director of hit film, Rockstar launched Nargis
Fakhri who did not know Hindi (in fact doesn't even know proper
Hindi till now). He faced a lot of criticism as the actress did not
impress the audience. Who cares? Nargis is still here in Bollywood
and seen in movies like Main Tera Hero. She has also done
an item song, Dhating Naach. The actress who came to
Koffee With Karan's Season 4
recently accepted that she still doesn't understand Hindi. But, the
actress is here to stay we think!
Apart from Katrina and Nargis, other foreign beauties like Lisa
Haydon who was last seen in 2014's super hit film, Queen doesn't know
proper Hindi. Lisa is a Indian model turned actress born to a
Malayalee father and an Australian mother. Her real name is,
Elisabeth Marie Haydon and she stayed in Australia and United
States before settling back to India.
Here is a look at the Bollywood stars who can't speak proper
Hindi, but their talent proved that language has no bar!
Bollywood Actresses Who Can't Speak Proper
Katrina is one of the popular firang actresses in Bollywood who
has proved that knowing Hindi is not the criteria. Even now Katrina
can't speak proper Hindi!
The American model turned actress is from Pakistan's origin. Her
father is a Pakistani and mother a Czech. Nargis who was last seen
in Main Tera Hero said that she had no clue what she was doing in
her debut film since she didn't understand Hindi at all.
The Lakme model turned actress made her Bollywood debut with
Rascals. However, she was noticed as a single mother Vijaylakshmi
in Queen. Lisa was lucky that she had English dialogues in the
film, which made her comfortable. She is now the talk of the town
and has also reportedly replaced Nargis Fakhri in Shaukeen.
The adult film star is a Hindu but as she was living abroad, her
Hindi is very weak. We saw it in Bigg Boss and her debut film, Jism
2. However, the Baby Doll is ruling Bollywood with her bold and
The former Miss Sri Lankan has got looks to make men fall on
their knees. She was born in a mixed ethnic family, in which her
father is a Sri Lankan, while her mother is of mixed Malaysian and
Canadian ancestry. She can somewhat speak Hindi but her accent
brings her into the list.