Over time, a number of actresses from overseas have starred in Hindi films. While some managed to make an impact, others faded away.
Pakistani actress Sajal Ali, who has starred in a number of Pakistani shows such as Yaqeena Ka Safar and O Rangreza among others, is making her Bollywood debut with Sridevi
Sajal Ali Posing For A Photo Shoot
On that note, let’s take a look at actresses who have crossed borders and acted in Hindi films:
Sajal Ali With Sridevi In Mom
Tubelight Movie Actress Zhu Zhu
The Chinese actress-singer Zhu Zhu rose to fame as VJ on MTV China. Apart from working in a few Chinese films, Zhu Zhu also featured in the American TV Series Marco Polo which premiered on Netflix in December 2014. She was paired opposite Salman Khan
in Tubelight. At a press conference, director Kabir Khan had praised Zhu Zhu’s acting skills and said: “She is a fantastic actor and a beautiful person. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her. She brings depth to the film, and her performance gives a special touch to her character. She is the heart of the film; people will love her."
Hindi Medium Movie Actress Saba Qamar
Saba Qamar is one of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in Pakistan. In 2015, the actress was seen in the films like Manto in which she essayed the role of the singer Noor Jahan. She also acted in the film Lahore Se Aagey in the year 2016. Both the films went on to become highest grossing films in Pakistan. Recently, she was paired opposite Irrfan Khan
for the film Hindi Medium and received a positive response.
Kites Movie Actress Barbara Mori
The Mexican beauty made her Bollywood debut with Kites (2010), however it was her alleged link-up with the film’s lead actor Hrithik Roshan
which grabbed headlines. The actress hasn’t starred in a Hindi movie since.
Alice Patten Who Played The Role Of Sue McKinley In Rang De Basanti
Remember Sue McKinley from the film Rang De Basanti? The English actress, who has several films to her credit, was paired opposite Aamir Khan
in the film. She was 26 then and in the movie, she played a documentary film-maker in London who is left a diary by her grandfather who had served in the Indian police force before independence. Her character travels to India to make a documentary based on the diary. A memorable role, we say.
Mahira Khan Was Seen Opposite Shah Rukh Khan In Raees
Mahira Khan rose to prominence with the serial Humsafar and then went on to work in a few Pakistani films. In Bollywood, she was seen opposite Shah Rukh Khan
in Raees and received a mixed response from the Indian audience.
Rachel Shelley Starred In Lagaan With Aamir Khan
Rachel Shelley essayed the role of Elizabeth Russell in Lagaan and the left a mark with the debut. However, despite earning accolades for her performance, we didn’t see her in another Hindi film.
Ali Larter Was Paired Opposite Salman Khan In Marigold
Ali Larter was paired opposite Salman Khan in Marigold. The film bombed at the box-office and didn’t help Ali’s Bollywood career either.
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