South Indian cinema is probably the only regional cinema that gives Bollywood films a tough competition to Bollywood films in terms of box-office collections, technicalities, and stories. A number of South films have broken and established numerous box-office records and are gaining fast acceptance in Hindi belt thanks to the dubbed Hindi versions along with massive popularity their actors have all over India.
If you'll have a look at the top 10 highest grossing films of 2017, Baahubali 2 rules the chart. The SS Rajamouli directed saga became a box-office juggernaut and its Hindi version grossed 511 Crores along with 1700 Crores worldwide gross. Seeing the worldwide popularity of South Indian cinema, it is now obvious that a number of Bollywood stars will be looking to do films down south. Here are 5 Bollywood actors who will be debuting in South films in 2018:
Akshay Kumar: The actor will be portraying a character with the shades of grey named Dr. RIchard aka Crow Man. The makers were looking at various big names ranging from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Aamir Khan before finally zeroing on Akshay Kumar.
Nidhhi Aggarwal: The actress made her Bollywood debut with Munna Michael this year and is now gearing up for her Telegu debut titled Savyasachi in which she will star alongside Naga Chaitanya.
Shraddha Kapoor: The actress will be making her Telegu debut in the trilingual film Saaho in which she will be paired opposite Baahubali alum Prabhas. The film is an action thriller and everyone has high expectations from the film.
Sunny Leone: The actress has signed on to star in Veeramadevi which will get released in 5 languages and will be filmed in Tamil. The film centers on a female warrior who lived in South India decades ago.
Anurag Kashyap: The director-actor will star in the upcoming Tamil thriller Imaikkaa Nodigal.