Bollywood is widely considered as one of the most prominent and celebrated film industries in India. Many aspiring actors who wish to make a name for themselves aspire to be a part of this fraternity.
Even the leading stars from the South look forward to making a mark in Bollywood. Several such actors, like Ram Charan, Vijay Devarakonda, and Rashmika Mandanna, have already tried their luck in the Hindi film
industry. In this article, let us take a closer look at these South actors. Who made their grand debut in Bollywood and how they performed at the box office.
Did you know that the mega-star who captured the hearts of the global audience. With his exceptional performance in Rajamouli’s magnum opus RRR made his Bollywood debut a decade ago?
Hailing from one of the most influential film families in Tollywood. Ram Charan aimed to become a national star. Thus made his Bollywood debut with the action crime drama Zanjeer in 2013.
Zanjeer is a remake of the 1973 blockbuster with the same title. And starred Ram Charan, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, and Prakash Raj in pivotal roles. Despite the extensive promotions,
Zanjeer failed to perform well at the box office and turned out to be a commercial failure. Following Zanjeer, Ram Charan returned to Telugu cinema and delivered several blockbusters over the years.
After earning the title of National Crush from her ardent fans and supporters. Rashmika Mandanna, the stunning Kannada beauty, also made her Bollywood debut with the 2022 family comedy-drama
Goodbye. Despite boasting a star-studded cast with actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Neena Gupta, and Elli Avram, among others,
Goodbye failed to make an impact on the big screen. With a budget of Rs. 30 crores, Goodbye collected just over Rs. 9 crores, making it a commercial failure at the box office.
The southern heartthrob Vijay Devarakonda, who won a massive fan following across the country. With his performance in Arjun Reddy, made his grand Bollywood debut last year with Liger.
The bilingual sports drama starred Vijay Devarakonda, Ananya Pandey, Ramya Krishna, Ronit Roy. Also American boxing champion Mike Tyson in key roles. However, Liger failed to impress the audience with its weak
storyline, direction, and performances. Despite extensive promotional campaigns, Liger only managed to collect a little over Rs. 60 crores worldwide, out of their massive budget of Rs. 200 crores.
Apart from these actors, there are other South stars, including Pooja Hegde, Tamannaah Bhatia, Chiyaan Vikram, and many others. They failed to make a mark with their Bollywood debuts.