Bollywood stars in Hollywood? It is not as uncommon as you think it is. This article takes you on a trip from South Bombay to Los Angeles as we navigate all those Bollywood celebs who seem to have won over Beverly Hills!
Priyanka Chopra might have moved across the world and made a permanent place for herself in Hollywood, but she is not the first Bollywood actress to cross the seven seas and reach LA, hoping to carve out a loving niche for herself. It is not an easy feat to infiltrate the closed ranks of Hollywood and be loved by a predominantly foreign audience. But, the following Bollywood celebs have been able to razzle-dazzle the Hollywood audience with their beauty, charm, and acting chops. Let us take a look at the favorite Bollywood babies in Hollywood.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Miss World 1994 entered the public domain with her light blue eyes and stole the hearts of millions of Indians. From her acting chops and grace in Devdas to her dancing talent in Bollywood movies like Taal, Aishwarya has been the dream girl for Indians across time and regions.
She also made quite a mark in Hollywood. She played key roles in Hollywood movies such as Mistress of Spices, The Pink Panther 2, The Last Legion, and even the critically acclaimed film Provoked. She got quite a large number of accolades for her work.
Most know Naseeruddin Shah as the lead actor in several acclaimed Bollywood films such as Masoom, Bazar, and so on. He has been critically acclaimed and is still a famous theatre veteran. In 2003, Shah played an important role in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen where he co-starred with Sean Connery as Allan Quatermain. Shah essayed the role of Captain Nemo, the whimsical scientist and genius anti-hero from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
However, what really brought him to favor with Hollywood was Mira Nair’s eponymous special Monsoon Wedding, a scathing look at the over-the-top North Indian wedding and what lies behind it.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Another former Miss World, Priyanka Chopra was the leading lady of back-to-back Bollywood blockbusters before she made her debut in Hollywood with the hit series Quantico in 2015. In Quantico, Chopra played the lead as the Indian-origin FBI trainee Alex Parrish. Her performance received quite the rave reviews and she is now a Hollywood darling par excellence.
She played the sniveling villain in Baywatch and is married to the boy band Wonder Nick Jonas, with whom she has a daughter. In the future, she is all set to share screen space with Idris Elba and John Cena in Heads of State.
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The recent Bollywood celeb to join the ranks of Hollywood darlings is Alia Bhatt. You can watch her in the Netflix special Heart of Stone, kicking ass alongside Jamie Dornan and Gal Gadot.