By Aadil Ikram Zaki Iqbal
The talent of Bollywood is not just confined to Indian cinema. Many B-town celebs have shown their acting skills in Hollywood films too. And after making a mark abroad, they have gone on to flourish ahead. We bring you 7 Bollywood celebrities who have brandished their power of acting on the international platform:
The Shahensha of Bollywood started his Hollywood innings only recently. He debuted in Hollywood film ‘The Great Gatsby’ alongside Leonardo DiCaprio where he played the role of a Jewish gambler.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
After winning the Miss World and Miss Universe titles, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was considered most beautiful woman of the world. Apart from her beauty, she also proved that she has skills in the acting department too. She decided to take her talent to Hollywood after winning several hearts in India. She has worked in Hollywood movies like ‘Bride and Prejudice’, ‘Mistress of Spices’, ‘Provoked: a true story’ and ‘Pink Panther 2′.
The ever-so-talented Irrfan Khan is always appreciated for his extraordinary acting skill which has been recognized in Hollywood movies too. He’s currently regarded as the face of India when it comes to movies. Khan has played a villain in ‘The Amazing Spiderman’ which released in 2012. He’s more famous for his works on ‘Life of Pie’, ‘New York, I love you’ and ‘The Namesake’. And who can forget the role he had in Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ which won several Oscars.
After gaining much appreciation for her roles in Bollywood, Tabu turned towards Hollywood and established respect. She played an important role in Hollywood film ‘The Namesake’ by Mira Nair before acting in Ang Lee’s ‘The Life of Pie’.
Known for being one of the most versatile actors of Indian cinema, Anil Kapoor has acted in Oscar winner movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ in 2008. The actor also played a role in the Tom Cruise starrer ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’ 3 years later.
The veteran actor has had a long relation with Hollywood. Om Puri has had a cameo in Oscar winner film ‘Gandhi’ in 1982, before playing the role of a paranormal scholar in the Jack Nicholson-starrer ‘Wolf’ in 1994. He has also starred in ‘The Ghost and the Darkness’ and British comedy film ‘East is East’.
National award winning actor Anupam Kher has played several roles in Hollywood movies. In 2012, he was featured in the Oscar nominated romantic comedy-drama ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. He also acted in ‘Bride and Prejudice’, ‘Bend it like Beckham’ and ‘Speedy Singhs’.