These 7 Bollywood Stars’ Careers Got A Boost With These South Indian Movie Remakes
South Indian movies being remade into Bollywood movies is not a new thing and the wave of these remakes doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. These movies could not have come at a better time for these Bollywood actors as their careers got the necessary boost.
#1. Force – John Abraham
John’s career chart has always been a fluctuating one where he delivered hits after many flops. But Force (adapted from the Tamil movie Kaakha Kaakha) put him on the map as one of the dependable action heroes. The movie also introduced Vidyut Jamwal as a bankable actor.
#2. Wanted – Salman Khan
Salman Khan wasn’t always known as an action hero. He was the sanskaari boy of the family or the hero you could look up to (usually named Prem). Wanted (adapted from the Tamil movie Pokiri) changed all that for him and the Bollywood industry as he and many others started looking towards the South for inspiration.
#3. Hera Pheri – Akshay Kumar
The Khiladi star started the new millennium with one of his best movies which was enough to let us know we found our next comedy star. Hera Pheri (adapted from the Malayalam movie Ramji Rao Speaking) is a cult classic and Akshay Kumar’s career graph has only gone up since then.
#4. Nayak: The Real Hero – Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor is one of those people who never seems to grow old. He still carries the Ram-Lakhan kind of energy in his movies. While his movie selections may have confused people (Badhaai Ho Badhaai and Om Jai Jagdish), Nayak: The Real Hero (adapted from the Tamil movie Mudhalvan) was one movie which made sure everyone would take him seriously as an actor.
#5. Ghajini – Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan is not the one to shy away from following the trend and that is what he did when Ghajini (adapted from the Tamil movie of the same name) came out. There was a new wave where south movies were being adapted and Aamir Khan jumped on that bandwagon really hard. The perfectionist managed to prove that he can please the masses a well.
#6. Hulchul – Kareena Kapoor Khan
After movies like Chameli and Aitraaz, we were already in awe of her acting chops. She just added the cherry on the cake with Hulchul (adapted from Malayalam movie Godfather) where she tried her hand at comedy (not for the first time) and did it really well.
#7. Sooryavansham – Amitabh Bachchan
We have to thank Set Max for making us realize how good this movie was. We have seen many actors who haven’t been able to hold onto their stardom after a certain age. Amitabh Bachchan seems to prove everyone wrong and Sooryavansham (adapted from Tamil movie Suryavamsam) was the first step towards that.
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