Even though South Indian film industries like (Tollywood, Kollywood, and Mollywood) are gaining popularity worldwide, most of the actors in these industries have shown interest and want to act in Bollywood films as well.
Bollywood is a huge film industry and recently South Indian actors include big names like Chiranjeevi, Prabhas and Dulare Salman, who played leading roles in Bollywood films.
However, many celebrities from the South Indian film industries do not want to dazzle the Bollywood industry with their acting skills and camera presence.
When there are too many crossover films, and the world becomes a small place, it is very difficult to think that the actors do not really want to move from south to north and vice versa.
Many actors built bridges between Bollywood and Tollywood and Madhavan, Tamannaah Bhatia, Siddharth and Asin became big stars in both industries.
On the other hand, some of the most successful South Indian stars have turned down Bollywood offerings. These actors do not think that Bollywood will be good for them and they are very happy doing their regional films.
Look at the list of South Indian actors who refused to act in Bollywood films.
1. Mahesh Babu
Very few people know about Rajkumar Mahesh alias Mahesh Babu and his good looks and charm. However, Mahesh Babu loves to live in Tollywood and continues to do regional cinema.
A few years ago, it was rumored around B-Town that Mahesh Babu would work in a Bollywood remake of his hit businessman. If it were true, it would have been his Bollywood debut film.
However, fans’ dreams were shattered when Mahesh Babu cleared the air, saying that he had no plans to make his Bollywood debut.
2. Anushka Shetty
Anushka Shetty is a popular actress from Tamil and Telugu film industry who has fans all over India. Since most South Indian actresses have come to Bollywood and done some great films.
We hope Anushka Shetty will also work in some Bollywood films. It is rumored that Anushka has refused some big Bollywood projects due to lack of time.
When Anushka was asked if she would ever enter the Bollywood industry, she refused to say that she already had a tight shooting schedule.
We just hope that Anushka gets some time to think about doing Bollywood films.
3. Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun is a big name in the Telugu movie industry. He made a sensational debut with Arya and broke all box office records with hit films like Race Gurram, and D.J.
This beautiful hunk of Telugu cinema has come a long way to become a sensational star in the films of the South.
It is very clear that after making it big in the South Indian film industry, they can find a line of producers from all industries to get them into films. Sadly, Allu Arjun turned down all Bollywood offers recently.
However, Allu Arjun has no plans to debut in Bollywood. Film analysts are predicting a fan following of Allu Arjun across the country and if he appears in any Bollywood film, the film will definitely be a big hit.
4. Naga Chaitanya
Naga Chaitanya is noted for his acting skills and camera presence. This dark and beautiful actor has given several jaw dropping performances in films. His notable films include Yeh Maiya Chesway, Majili, Premam, Venky Mama, and many more.
Her father Nagarjuna has acted in several Bollywood films such as Khuda Witness, Zakhm, LoC: Kargil, etc. However, Naga announced that he had no plans to feature in Bollywood films.
Nagarjuna is set to share screen space with Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor and Mouni Roy in the much awaited Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra.
The films were heralded as a mythological trilogy. The films will be handled by Karan Johar’s Dharma Production. The film is scheduled to release in December this year.
5. Nivin Paul
Malayalam actor Nivin Payal is famous for his killer look. He was in the news recently as his picture with Bollywood master director Anurag Kashyap went viral on social media.
Everyone started believing that Nivin could make his debut in Bollywood films.
If he makes his debut in Bollywood with Anurag Kashyap in a gritty and realistic film based on the filth of urban crime, it will be a dream come true for fans of Nivine Puel.
Unfortunately, the actor has decided to focus only on Malayalam films. However, there is a possibility that he may change his mind in the near future.