Bollywood, regarded world over as the largest film fraternity on the face of this earth is truly empowering globalization with its philanthropic ways! Catering to the entertainment of its masses across the globe, the world’s largest film industry has now a lot more to offer to its overseas follower-ship rather than just entertainment. Bollywood is now being eyed upon by upcoming actors and actresses across the world as a potential debuting platform. It is however an open truth, that the Indian film industry is more open to embracing foreign female actresses than their male counterparts, for reasons still undiscovered.
Bollywood is currently busy playing ‘Messiah’ to enthusiastic actresses from foreign lands willing to unleash their potential in Indian movies. Cinema has been an integral part of Indian culture ever since times immemorial, and continues to relish an envious status in the current scenario as well. The lure for glamour, fat pays, lavish lifestyle and peerless international fame is what that attracts these blonde beauties to Mumbai, ‘the karm-bhoomi’ of the Bollywood industry.
The trend of accommodating such foreign beauties in big-budget Indian movies is not of a recent origin. Its roots almost date back to the Showman of the Millenium, Raj Kapoor’s much acclaimed movie, Mera Naam Joker which had Uzbek glam doll, Kseniya Ryabinkina. The movie, despite its sensational experimentation with a foreign beauty won accolades and massive popular support from the global audience. With the passage of time, talented and popular actresses from neighboring countries such as Pakistan also made their presence felt in eminent bollywood movies. Zeba Bakhtiyar in Heena and Salma Agha in Nikaah are remembered by audiences till date for their memorable contributions to the Hindi cinema.
The trend continues well into the twenty-first century, with an increasing number of foreign actresses bagging prominent roles in Indian cinema. The most noted ones include Rachel Shelley and Alice Patten in Oscar nominated films, Lagaan and Rang De Basanti, respectively. Both these actresses did justice to their roles owing to their unbridled zeal and dedication. The latest in the league includes Giselli Monteiro who stole hearts with her commendable portrayal of a shy, Sikh girl, Harleen Kaur in blockbuster, Love Aaj Kal. However, one foreign beauty that is ruling the roost in the Bollywood film fraternity at present, is the super sensational, super talented and extremely beautiful Briton, Katrina Kaif. Being touted as the next big thing in Bollywood, she is enjoying her share of limelight by hogging all the media attention and revering unprecedented love and warmth showered upon the cinema lovers across the globe.
The list of foreign actresses making it big in the bollywood doesn’t ends here. Mexican beauty, Barbra Mori was recently in news on account of her sensational debut opposite bollywood heartthrob, Hrithik Roshan in the much-awaited movie, Kites. American actress, Sarah Thompson is all set to make her bollywood debut in the upcoming film, Rajneeti. Not only these, Jiah Khan, Tania Zaetta, Meera, Claudia Ciesla and many more are all set to rock the bollywood lovers across the world with their sizzling performances in the future.
Let us get ready to witness an unbridled pool of talent in Bollywood coming across from foreign shores. So, are we set to go? Lights, Camera, Action!