Bollywood and Hindi Cinema have suffered significant disrepute for quite some time. Indians are less worshippy of god-like stars. Also, they are shunning ultra-glamorous, over-commercialized, trashy movies. And are instead looking for valuable content. The prevalence of OTT platforms is further proving challenging for Indian filmmakers. We may be pointing at Karan Johar. Well, his movies ARE highly unrealistic most of the time. In a parallel universe, South Indian cinema harbors hyper-talented actors. Moreover, the artsy appeal, humble, and realistic vibes of south movies are much loved. Thus, Bollywood is turning its attention to the South. They are heavily recruiting south Indian actors to save face. Also, they are collaborating on projects to attract audiences. Of late, a number of popular South Indian faces have been seen alongside big Bollywood names. Furthermore, they are constantly in the news among Hindi and Bollywood entertainment news portals.
Rajnikanth has forever been popular in Bollywood. He is constantly revered by actors like Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bacchan. Rajnikanth’s movie Robot alongside Aishwarya Rai was highly publicized. There’s no doubt that Rajnikanth is the biggest South icon all over India, especially up north.
Dhanush rose to popularity post his Kolaveri Di hit all over India. Not just South Indians, everyone across North India could relate to his singing and the catchy, clever lyrics of this viral hit. The fact that Dhanush is Rajnikanth’s grandson definitely helped elevate his position in the Hindi cinema scene. Dhanush was seen in Ranjhana helping Sonam Kapoor get an audience. And now has starred opposite Sara Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar in Atrangi Re. Bollywood is making good use of Dhanush’s star power and fame to elevate the appeal of these stars.
3. R Madhavan
R Madhavan has become a household name in Bollywood. He has carved a niche for himself in Hindi cinema despite originally being a South Indian star. Also, he has big movies to his name including 3 Idiots, Tanu weds Manu. R Madhavan is a famous face all over India.
4. Vijay Deverakonda:
Vijaya Deverakonda a.k.a Arjun Reddy is the next happening South Indian star hot in Bollywood right now. He’s been living it up with the who’s who of Bollywood including the likes of Ananya Panday. Also, he is all set to star in the movie ‘Liger’ by Dharma Productions featuring Mike Tyson.
The star of ‘Bahubali’, Prabhas is another top South Indian name in Bollywood. He has been busy shooting with Deepika Padukone for their upcoming movie ‘Project K’. Prabhas has been in the Bollywood limelight for quite some time now.
6. Junior NTR:
Junior NTR, a prominent name in Telugu Cinema has been in the limelight ever since he began working for S.S. Rajamouli’s RRR. Also featuring Alia Bhatt, although, in a short role, RRR is a much-awaited South movie all over India.
7. Naga Chaitanya:
Apart from his famed split with Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Naga Chaitanya is shining across Bollywood news platforms. His upcoming debut in Aamir Khan’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ is much awaited.
8. Allu Arjun:
Lastly, Allu Arjun is one South Indian actor who is currently shaking up Bollywood with his class act in the latest ‘Pushpa’. He has garnered immense praise for it. And he is already making waves in Bollywood regarding the Hindi translation/remake of Pushpa. It may or may not have Karthik Aryan and Kriti Sanon in it.