As they say sky is the limit, some of the Bollywood actresses have taken the meaning of the phrase very literally. After ruling the Bollywood for a long time, some of the top B-town actresses have successfully featured in Hollywood movies and hit TV shows. These are not just a one-off side appearance in a particular show or movie; our leading ladies have received the starring roles in International projects across the globe alongside some of the top actors in the Hollywood. Here are the top 5 Bollywood actresses who have acted in Hollywood movies/ TV shows:
The winner of Miss World 2000 pageant, Priyanka Chopra has made a successful transition to Hollywood by becoming the latest addition in the list of Bollywood actress who has acted in foreign TV show. After ruling the B-town for over a decade since her debut all those years ago, Priyanka Chopra successfully backed herself a starring role in the hit TV series ‘Quantico’ where she plays the role of Alex Parish, an FBI agent. She received excellent reviews for her performances in the show which led to the show continuing in the second season with Priyanka still in the lead role.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
The original diva, Aishwarya was one of the first Bollywood celebrities who worked in Hollywood films when she got her big break in the year 2007. That year marked her Hollywood debut alongside actors like Colin Firth and Ben Kingsley where she was a part of the movie ‘The Last Legion’. The movie didn’t perform as well as the producers hoped but Aishwarya backed herself another role in the Steve Martin-starrer ‘The Pink Panther 2’ where she was seen in a negative role. But as luck had it, this movie also didn’t perform well in the theatres.
It may come as a surprise to many but the Indian Bombshell; Mallika Sherawat also made a successful transition to Indian actress who crossed over to Hollywood movies. Made popular in the country due to a lot of controversies and her on-screen sexy avatars, Mallika hit the jackpot when she bagged the role in the Jennifer Chambers Lynch-directed flick ‘Hiss’ in 2010. One year later, Mallika was again seen in another Hollywood film ‘Politics of Love’ where the movie showcased the love story between a Democrat and a Republican.
Deepika Padukone is the latest Bollywood diva who has joined the bandwagon of being featured in a Hollywood film. Reports of her having rejected a role in the hit film series ‘Fast and Furious 7’ emerged 2 years ago. But as faith had it, she would be appearing alongside Vin Diesel of the Fast and Furious franchise fame in his new film ‘XXX’ releasing in 2017 although her role is believed to be a smaller one in the movie.
The yesteryears actress was one of the first Bollywood stars who have acted in Hollywood TV shows. She was first seen in Hollywood in the year 1988 where she played the leading role of an immigrant in the movie ‘Madame Sousatzka’ by John Schlesinger. Also, four years later in 1992, Shabana was again a part of a Hollywood flick, Roland Joffe’s ‘City of Joy’ where she was portraying the character of another Bollywood icon Om Puri’s estranged wife.