Bollywood has been the final destination for aspiring actresses. The Hindi film industry attracts them for multiple reasons. To put it simple, it is a bigger stage where there is a good scope for gaining popularity and they earn good money here than in any other industries. So, people dream to work in B-town.
In the past, many actresses from South have entered Bollywood and made it big. Hema Malini, Rekha, Vyjayanthimala, Waheeda Rehman, Sridevi to name a few actresses, who won audience's hearts in Bollywood.
If these actresses were South Indians by birth, there is a different set of actresses, who took South films as a platform to enter Bollywood and branded themselves as South actresses.
Here, we are listing out the South actresses, who are now struggling to create a niche for themselves in B-town.
Asin, the Malayali beauty, rose to stardom in South films. Just when people started predicting that she could rule the South films, she left and ventured into Hindi films. Even after being part of a couple of 100-crore films in Hindi, the actress has failed to create a demand for herself in the industry.
Lady luck has not smiled on Tamanna Bhatia in Bollywood yet. The actress, who is considered as one of the top actresses in South, is testing her luck in Hindi films. Unfortunately, all her films have bombed at Box Office. Now, she has pinned her high hopes on her latest movie It's Entertainment starring Akshay Kumar.
"What a debut it was," said industry experts in South when Ileana struck a gold with Ranbir Kapoor starrer Barfi! Call it her fate or her wrong choice of films, the Goan babe has not able to maintain the momentum after her dream debut in Bollywood. To save her sagging career, recently she shed clothes for a photoshoot. Ileana is now getting ready for her next release Happy Ending.
Kajal Aggarwal was part of superhit movies like Ajay Devgn starrer Singham and Akshay Kumar's Special 26. The irony is that those hits have not helped her career as the industry has continued to treat her like a budding actor.
Shruti Hassan, the daughter of Kamal Hassan, started her career in Bollywood and she soon entered South films. Her Hindi films have failed to work in favour of her so far. Yet, she has continued to bag movies. Currently, the actress, who is one of the most sought after actresses in South, has four Bollywood movies in her kitty. She hopes that those films will give her a necessary break in B-town.
Taapsee Pannu , these days, is juggling between South and Bollywood films. Her debut Hindi movie Chashmee Baddoor has earned her a decent name. Now, with her latest movie Runningshaadi.com, she wants to make quite an impact.