The new selection of Bollywood imports in the south follows recent forays by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, among others.
Bollywood’s romance with major commercial cinema in the south continues in the coming months. While the trend is not new, in the near future, a new batch of Hindi top stars are going with the trend.
In the coming months, Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn will star in “Bahubali” maker SS Rajamouli’s “RRR” with Jr NTR and Ram Charan. Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon join Yash in “KGF: Chapter 2”, Sonu Sood returns south in the Chiranjeevi starrer “Acharya”, while Big B and Deepika Padukone will star with Prabhas in an upcoming self-titled movie .
The new roster of Bollywood imports to the south follows recent forays from the likes of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Sonakshi Sinha, who have worked in southern productions for larger audiences.
“Now production houses in the South from the Kannada, Telugu and Tamil film industries are making big-budget action films with high Indian sentiments. You throw in some Bollywood stars and you get mass circuits locked up. Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, lots of it. Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Also the dubbing value is getting higher and satellite prices are rising. Previously only Salman Khan made such massive films, “said Chennai trade analyst Sreedhar Pillai, on the trend of signing big Bollywood stars who are top southern producers. discover all over again.
Pillai believes it is a win-win for Bollywood actors too. “The reach for them is also greater, which was not there before. Soloheld Hindi movies didn’t get a great response in the South. Plus, the actors get good money and good banners, so it works for them,” he added. .
We take a look at the current underproductions featuring some of Bollywood’s biggest names, along with Southern superstars.