Hollywood is a dream for many, including the stars in Bollywood. There are a number of Indian actresses who have successfully become a part of the Hollywood magic for a short time. In this article, we will trace a few Indian actresses who have starred in Hollywood movies.
Shabana Azmi was seen in John Schlesinger’s Madame Sousatzka back in 1988. She was cast in the lead role as an immigrant. Azmi also was seen in the Roland Joffe’s City of Joy as Om Puri’s wife. She was also seen in the 2017 movie The Black Prince.
Veteran actress Tabu has worked in two Hollywood projects so far. She was seen in The Life of Pi and Namesake. She played the role of a mother in both the movies.
Of the new generation actresses, Priyanka Chopra created quite a stir by debuting in a music video with PitBull. She also played the lead role in Hollywood series Quantico which turned out to be a flop and was shut in its fourth season. She is currently engaged to Nick Jonas and is said to be keen on taking up more roles in Hollywood.
Bollywood star Deepika Padukone got a chance to act with Vin Diesel in Fast and Furious 7 in a major role. But she turned it down. Later on, she was seen in another Vin Diesel movie, xXx: Return of Xander Cage. She is rumoured to be signing another Hollywood movie for 2019.
Aishwarya is known more for her beauty than acting skills. The star got her Hollywood chance in The Last Legion starring Colin Firth. The period drama was released in 2007. She was also cast as a villain in ‘The Pink Panther 2’. As expected, her roles did not get her any special attention or acclaim. Of late, Rai-Bachchan has not been seen any movies.
Malaika Sherawat got a chance to be a part of Hollywood in 2010. She got a role in Jennifer Chambers Lynch movie ‘Hisss’. The next year, she got a chance at another movie ‘Politics of Love’. The story revolved around a love affair between a democrat and a republican where Sherawat played the female lead role. The movie was a box office flop, and that was the end of the actress’ career in Hollywood.