Here's a glimpse at some of the Bollywood divas who have had their trysts with Southern cinema...
It's not just Bollywood that's the backyard for these ladies – they've also sizzled down south. Here's a look
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
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.
Shilpa Shetty had a skirmish with the law over an apparently obscene 'half-nude' appearance in the Kannada movie Auto Shankar.
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.
Away We Go: After an unsuccessful Bollywood stint, younger sister of Kajol, Tanisha tried her luck down south. Smart decision!
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
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.
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
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
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.
Shakalaka Baby: Even Sush has done it Southern style with movies like Ratchagan and Marmayogi
Flavour of the Month: Ram Gopal Varma's muse Nisha Kothari set loose with Jay Jay, opposite Madhavan.
Kehna Hi Kya: Manisha bowled us over in Bombay, and has ever since received a constant stream of offers from Tollywood
Steamboat: Kim Sharma's lack of acting skills have reduced her to pin up status on both sides of the filmi divide
My Fair Lady: Nagma took Tamil cinema by storm in the 90s, even winning the Filmfare for Best Actress for Kadhalan
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
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
Meow, Meow: Genelia D'Souza has charmed her way into Tollywood just as she has into Bollywood
Model Act: Suman Ranganathan debuted in award winning Kannada film Santa Shishunala Shareefa.
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
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!
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!
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