Sunday, 6 June 2021

The South Indian Invasion in Bollywood

Wonder why south Indian women always do exceptionally well in Bollywood, but not so the actors. Be it a thespian like Kamal Haasan or a superstar like Rajinikanth (who is btw Marathi, Shivaji Rao Gaekwad) who is now considered a pan-Indian legend but in the 80s and 90s, he rarely got top billing in Hindi films. 

The ladies always did well - from Vyjanthimala to Aishwarya Rai - southen belles do exceptionally well in Bollywood. 

This montage of top Indian actresses in Hindi cinema in the 1980s; Sridevi, Rekha, Hema Malini and Jaya Prada. 

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