The Hollywood-Bollywood shuffling has been happening for as long as we can remember. Like everyone else, we also feel so proud when we see a familiar face in a movie that embraces a different take on cinema and well, we see them in a never-seen-before avatar.

1. Deepti Naval– Lion

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In the Dev Patel starrer ‘Lion’, Deepti Naval had a small but pivotal role of Mrs. Sood. Mrs. Sood is responsible for Dev’s character being adopted and getting a new life.

2. Naseeruddin Shah– The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and The Great New Wonderful

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Naseeruddin Shah has been a part of The Monsoon Wedding, The Extraordinary Gentlemen as Captain Nemo, The Great New Wonderful as  Avi.

3. Amrish Puri- Indiana Jones and The Temple Of Doom

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We saw the legendary actor as Mola Ram in Indiana Jones and The Temple Of Doom. His look as the character was extremely popular and is talked about even today.

4. Roshan Seth– Gandhi and Street Fighter

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Rohan Seth has been a part of many Hollywood projects including Broken Thread, Gandhi, Proof, and Time Traveller.

5. Nargis Fakhri– Spy


Nargis Fakhri had a small role in Jude Law and Susan Cooper starrer ‘Spy’ where she played the role of Lia.

6. Tabu – The Namesake and Life Of Pi

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Mira Nair’s ‘The Namesake’ saw Irrfan Khan and Tabu in lead roles. ‘Life of Pi’ too starred both the actors.

7. Om Puri– My Son The Fanatic, Wolf, East Is East, The Hundred-Foot Journey

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Om Puri went on to star in Hollywood projects such as The Hundred-Foot Journey, My Son The Fanatic, The Ghost and The Darkness. His last appearance in a Hollywood project is yet to be released, Solar Eclipse: The Death Of Darkness where he plays ‘T.G’.

8. Adil Hussain– The Reluctant Fundamentalist


The actor who played Sridevi’s husband in English Vinglish has done quite a few Hollywood projects. He was seen in The Reluctant Fundamentalist, In Othello and Life Of Pi.

9. Poorna Jagannathan


The Delhi Belly girl is a familiar face in International Television series like The Blacklist, The Night Of, Gypsy. She will be seen in Mark Wahlberg’s next movie ‘Mile 22’ in August this year.

10. Anand Tiwari

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The multi-talented Anand Tiwari was seen in Sean Penn and Naomi Watts starrer ‘Fair Game’.