It’s Only A Matter Of Time Before Anushka Shetty Makes Her Way To Bollywood
Anushka Shetty first graced the silver screen in 2005 with Telugu film Super. Today, 12 years later, she has established herself as the most sought-after actress in the industry with sheer determination and the right choice of films
She has starred in many female-oriented films and most of them have been box-office hits. Arundhati and Rudhramadevi make the list of all-time blockbusters of Telugu film industry.
And post the Baahubali duology, she enjoys a PAN India fan base. This makes her the perfect candidate to be the next southern import for Bollywood.
Earlier also we have seen southern actress making a successful Bollywood career like Vyjayanthimala, Jayaprada and Sridevi to name a few. On the basis of her filmography, we compared her roles in few south films with more or less similar Hindi movies and guess what, she is more than perfect for a Bollywood stint.
We saw her as Devasena in Baahubali 2. She played a warrior full of grit and fervor. She held her head high in the test of time and as a wife was in awe of her husband.
And now just imagine her playing the role of Mastani – we are sure she would be equally good as Deepika Padukone.
2) Size Zero – Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Let’s admit it – the film industries across India are size-obsessed. The debutante Bhumi Pednekar gained 30 kilos to do justice to her character Sandhya – an overweight married woman.
Anushka also gained 20 kilos in Size Zero and her character is similar to Bhumi’s character in Dum Laga Ke Haisha. That shows her commitment towards her craft.
3) Rudrama Devi – Razia Sultan
Anushka Shetty played Rudhramadevi – a monarch of the Kakatiya dynasty in the Deccan Plateau. A role similar to Hema Malini’s Razia Sultan where she plays the titular role.
Razia Sultan was the only female ever to rule the Delhi Sultanate and Rudhramadevi was one of the very few women to rule as monarchs in India. Now here we are not comparing Anushka to Hema Malini but the way she approached her role makes her a strong contender for Hindi movies.
4) Deiva Thirumagal – Main Aisa Hi Hoon
Both these films are inspired by a famous Hollywood movie I Am Sam where Anushka plays the role of Michelle Pfeiffer in Tamil and Sushmita Sen in Hindi.
The character of Michelle was well adapted and both the actresses gave a decent performance. So, here also Anushka would have easily stepped into Sushmita’s shoes.
Billa and Don (2006) were the official remakes of Amitabh Bachchan’s 1978 classic film Don. Anushka and Priyanka Chopra reprised the role of Zeenat Aman in Telugu and Hindi respectively.
Seeing Anushka’s performance, we can surely say that she is the only actress from South who can give the A-lister actresses a run for their money.
Here’s wishing this wonderful lady a very happy birthday. We hope to see her in Bollywood soon.
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