Bollywood going South

Updated: October 30, 2010 12:31 IST

Here's a glimpse at some of the Bollywood divas who have had their trysts with Southern cinema...

Bollywood going South
It's not just Bollywood that's the backyard for these ladies – they've also sizzled down south. Here's a look
Bollywood going South
Electric Eyes: Ash made her debut in Mani Ratnam's Iruvar and continued to spice up the South in Jeans and Kandukondain Kandukondain. She then turned to Bollywood but returned with a vengeance in Ravanan and the recent record-breaking Endhiran
Bollywood going South
The Beautiful South: She has quite a few Tamil and Telugu films to her credit, the most significant ones being Manasanta Nuvve,Rendu, Thimiru, Vallavan and Aayirathil Oruvan.
Bollywood going South
Shilpa Shetty had a skirmish with the law over an apparently obscene 'half-nude' appearance in the Kannada movie Auto Shankar.
Bollywood going South
The bubbly, chirpy doll from Koi Mil Gaya, Hansika, is now a big craze down south. For Desamuduru (Telugu) she bagged the Filmfare Best Female Debut (South) Maa TV awards.
Bollywood going South
Away We Go: After an unsuccessful Bollywood stint, younger sister of Kajol, Tanisha tried her luck down south. Smart decision!
Bollywood going South
Mirror, Mirror: Being Aishwarya's look-alike help for Sneha Ullal in Mumbai so she moved South to greener pasture where she won the Santosham Award for Best Debut Actress
Bollywood going South
All Grown Up: Munni from Makdee, Shweta Prasad has come a long way. Nominated for the Filmfare' Best Actress Award (Telugu) for her role in Kotha Bangaru Lokam, the actress has also done Ride, Kasko and Kalavar King.
Bollywood going South
Dekh-Le: Mumaith burnt up our screens in Munnabhai MBBS, but her actual claim-to-fame was a hot number in the Telugu movie Pokiri
Bollywood going South
Here, There and Everywhere: Ameesha Patel is a girl about town but you cant really pin her down. Her filmography down south includes Narasimhudu,Naani and Puthiya Geethai
Bollywood going South
The Bold and the Beautiful: Most recently seen in Oru Naal Varum, the sultry Sameera Reddy is more than well-acquainted with the south Indian film industry.
Bollywood going South
Shakalaka Baby: Even Sush has done it Southern style with movies like Ratchagan and Marmayogi
Bollywood going South
Flavour of the Month: Ram Gopal Varma's muse Nisha Kothari set loose with Jay Jay, opposite Madhavan.
Bollywood going South
Kehna Hi Kya: Manisha bowled us over in Bombay, and has ever since received a constant stream of offers from Tollywood
Bollywood going South
Steamboat: Kim Sharma's lack of acting skills have reduced her to pin up status on both sides of the filmi divide
Bollywood going South
My Fair Lady: Nagma took Tamil cinema by storm in the 90s, even winning the Filmfare for Best Actress for Kadhalan
Bollywood going South
Racy Remix: Mainly known for her item numbers in South Indian films, Meghna Naidu has only cameos to her name and hardly any lead roles
Bollywood going South
Out of Sight: Sonali Bendre has been M.I.A from Bollywood for a while but is very popular in the South with movies like Shankardada MBBS (yes, a remake of Munnabhai), Manmdhudu and Indra
Bollywood going South
Meow, Meow: Genelia D'Souza has charmed her way into Tollywood just as she has into Bollywood
Bollywood going South
Model Act: Suman Ranganathan debuted in award winning Kannada film Santa Shishunala Shareefa.
Bollywood going South
Southern Comfort: Luck was a lady for Riya Sen in her Southern foray with movies like Ananthabhadram giving the fame junkie what she was looking for in Bollywood
Bollywood going South
The Bold and the Beautiful: Another actress who tried this route when things did not work in Bollywood is Namrata Shirodkar. Wouldn't mind seeing a bit more of her!
Bollywood going South
Thunder Down Under: Bombshell Aarti Chhabria saved her 'Lajja' by quietly deciding to move to Tollywood with Okariki Okaru. AND she's doing pretty well too!
Bollywood going South
Mad About You: Bhumika Chawla made Salman go crazy for her in Tere Naam, and seems like her brush with the Southern industry has been quite similar

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