As we enter the new year, a line-up of big names from the Telugu and Tamil film industries are gearing up to make their debut in Bollywood. And no, these are no ordinary debuts — they’re all big stars down South, most of them known outside their domain. So check out this list of stars whose acting prowess and glamour audience all over India will soon experience.
She is one of the most sought-after female stars not only in Tollywood but Kollywood too. Her work down South includes back to back hits like Oh! Baby, Rangasthalam, Mahanati, and Theri. This year, Samantha will be seen in her first Hindi project, The Family Man 2. The second season of Raj and DK’s web series is keeping the audience waiting with bated breath for both, the curiosity of what happens next and her debut! While the details of her role have been kept under wraps, fans and critics await this show
The Telugu superstar is already known to pan-Indian audiences as the titular hero of Arjun Reddy the original of the Bollywood hit Kabir Singh. Vijay, who made his name with his Rowdy brand of acting in Telugu hits like Taxiwala, NOTA and Geetha Govindam, is all set for his debut Bollywood project. The Puri Jagannath directorial will co-star Ananya Pandey, and be bankrolled by Karan Johar.
Audiences across the country have already seen her in the webspace on season one of The Family Man, as well as prop roles in Raavan (2010) and Rakht Charitra 2 (2010), besides the hit dance number 1 2 3 4 Get On The Dance Floor in Chennai Express (2013). This year the talented actress makes her debut as a bona fide Bollywood heroine in Amit Sharma’s Maidan, alongside Ajay Devgn
This Kannadiga girl, dubbed the “national crush of India” is taking a big leap this year, as she enters Bollywood with a bang. Rashmika, whose brand has always been that of the girl next door girl, has given hits such as Geetha Govindam, Dear Comrade and more. She enters Bollywood as Sidharth Malhotra’s costar in Mission Majnu, a spy thriller.
The Tamil superstar is known for his acting chops, and garnered acclaim beyond his home turf with the OTT-released film Super Deluxe last year. He started the year with a bang, announcing his Bollywood debut. The actor will star in Santosh Sivan’s Mumbaikar, a Hindi remake of the 2017 Tamil super hit, Maanagaram.
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