Hollywood calling Bollywood actors
In the recent times we have seen many of our favorite Bollywood starts heading westwards for featuring in Hollywood movies. The trend though new, is fast gripping the movie industry and it is now believed that the reason is more than just the need of the plot. Following are the few famed Bollywood actors who have gone the Hollywood way.
Hollywood director Baz Luhrman has recently finalised the name of Amitabh Bacchan for doing a role in his upcoming movie “The Great Gatsby”. The movie is reported to be made in 3D, which will make it Amitabh’s first 3D movie. Amitabh has made it clear that the role was offered because of a requirement of Indian face in the script of the movie and one should not assume it as a door of opportunities for other Bollywood artists to move to Hollywood for work. Bacchan, who will not be taking any fees for the role, will be seen in action with Leonardo Di Caprio in the movie which is an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.
Aishwarya Rai is the most prolific Bollywood actor in terms of her stints with Hollywood. Apart from all that she has done at Cannes she has acted in 4 Hollywood movies. In the movie Pink Panther, she plays the role of a plain Jane named Solandra. Her role was so short that many reviews in the leading film magazines chose not to mention her. The Boston Phoenix did mention her role calling her a “Bollywood beauty”.
The other two movies “Provoked” and the “Mistress of spices” shows Aishwarya in more significant roles. Though she hasn’t been able to deliver a formidable performance yet in her Hollywood career.
Anil Kapoor was first seen in the American entertainment industry in the role of Omar Hassan for the television series 24. He received accolades for his good performance for the same. The same year he appeared in a villainous role for the two movies – Mission Impossible 4 and Power.
However, it was Slumdog Millionaire’s phenomenal success that catapulted Anil Kapoor to worldwide stardom establishing him as an acting icon.
Irfan Khan’s Hollywood career has been one of the most prolific in Bollywood. Making his debut in the year of 2001 with the movie “The Warrior” he went on to win accolades and international acclaim with “The Namesake” and “A might Heart”. Slumdog Millionaire remains his most successful movie.