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Mangalorean Contribution To Bollywood Is Immense! Says Konkani Star Ester Noronha

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The coastal city of Karnataka, Mangalore has provided Bollywood with the best talents and stars like Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone, Shilpa Shetty, Suniel Shetty, Genelia D'souza and Freida Pinto. Many directors, producers and choreographers alike hail from the coastal city as well.

Konkani actress Ester Noronha took to Instagram and said that Mangaloreans have patronised many film industries and it's time to stand up for their own regional cinema. She said, "We have patronised many other films and industries of National and other regional categories. It's now time to stand up for our own regional cinema and industry and make our identity and existence known on a greater level. If we can do it for others, we can definitely do it for ourselves."

Ester Noronha's latest film 'Sophiya' has released all across Mangalore and it's doing pretty well at the box office too. The film is in their local language Konkani and Tulu. Will she make a debut in Bollywood next? We never know!

Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai hails from the coastal town of Karnataka, Mangalore.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone is a Mangalorean who was brought up in Bangalore city.

Shilpa Shetty

The yummy mummy Shilpa Shetty hails from Mangalore, Karnataka.

Suniel Shetty

Suniel Shetty is a Mangalorean who found success in Bollywood.

Genelia D'souza

The cute and bubbly Genelia D'souza is from a Mangalorean Catholic family.

Freida Pinto

The Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto is now making Mangalore proud with her achievements in Hollywood.

Rohit Shetty

Film-maker Rohit Shetty hails from Mangalore and has delivered superhit films in Bollywood.

Remo D'souza

Choreographer Remo D'souza also hails from the coastal city of Mangalore, Karnataka.


Ester Noronha's Konkani film 'Sophiya' has released and is doing well in the coastal city of Mangalore.

Develop Mangalorean Films!

Ester Noronha now wants Mangaloreans to focus on their regional cinema and make it great.

Bollywood Entry?

We never know, sooner or later even Ester Noronha might get the opportunity to debut in Bollywood as well.

Delivering The Best

Mangaloreans have patronised many national, international and regional films as well, said Ester Noronha.

South Indian Star

Ester Noronha has also starred in Kannada and Telugu films.

Noshibacho Khell

Her previous Konkani film 'Noshibacho Khell' ended up being a superhit at the box office.


Noshibacho Khell released in Mangalore, Udupi, Bangalore and Mumbai.

Mangalorean Films

It looks like Ester Noronha has taken the initiative to develop Mangalorean films first.

Konkani Films

Good quality Konkani and Tulu films have started to emerge in Mangalore.

Four Languages

There are four languages in Mangalore which is Kannada, Tulu, Konkani and Beary (Byari).

Wishing Her The Best

We wish Ester Noronha all the best on her pursuit to make Konkani films great!


Her Kannada film Nuggekai is nearing its release as well.

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