They’ve carved a niche for themselves in Tamil, and now, namma leading ladies are doing well for themselves in Bollywood as well, as they take on projects with some of the big stars there. KT lists a few examples
Who: Shruti Haasan
She debuted opposite Suriya in the Tamil film 7aum Arivu. And in Bollywood, the Luck actress is currently doing a project with director Prabhu Dheva. Titled Ramaiya Vastavaiya, the remake of the director’s Nuvvostanate Nenoddanta (made in Tamil as Unakkum Enakkum), the film stars Girish Kumar in the male lead. Also lined up for release is D-Day with Arjun Rampal.
Who: Kajal Aggarwal
While she was landing films with Tamil stars like Vijay and Suriya back home, her first film in Bollywood – Singham – featured Ajay Devgn in the lead. And then, the Maattrraan actress made further inroads into Bollywood with Akshay Kumar’s Special 26 in a role that was specially written for her.
The actress, who did Nanban — the Tamil remake of 3 idiots — with Vijay, had a dream debut in Bollywood with Barfi! and went on to pick several awards. Currently, she’s working on Phata Poster Nikla Hero with Shahid Kapoor. The leading lady also reportedly has films with Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar and Varun Dhawan lined up.
After a successful run in the Tamil and Telugu film industries, the actress re-entered Bollywood with Ajay Devgn’s Himmatwala. And now, even as the leading lady is balancing her Tamil and Telugu assignments, she’s all set to do the untitled Sajid-Farhad project in Bollywood with Akshay Kumar.