We all know how proud we feel when we see a Bollywood face in a Hollywood movie. Actors like Irrfan Khan, Priyanka Chopra, and Deepika Padukone have been acclaimed and loved in the West. Like Hollywood, Bollywood too saw actors from different cultures and countries come together to create magic on screen.
Here are some of the foreign actors who brought the much-needed twists in the stories Bollywood told.
1. Paul Blackthorne- Lagaan
Lagaan’s Captain Russell is probably the man we all loved to hate in 2001. Lagaan went on to be nominated at the Oscars and well, a fairly memorable classic. Paul Blackthorne has been a part of many International Television shows like 24, The Flash, and Arrow. He is currently playing Quentin Lance in Arrow.
2. Barbara Mori- Kites
The Mexican actress played the love interest in Hrithik Roshan starrer Kites (2010). She has been very active in Mexican cinema and television. Her upcoming movie is called El Complot Mongol.
3. Rachel Shelley- Lagaan
The British actress who played Elizabeth who grew fond of Bhuvan in Lagaan is Rachel Shelley. Till now she has been a part of many television series like Once Upon A Time, Different For Girls. She is currently playing Elliot Taylor in a TV series called Deep State.
4. Clive Standen- Namastey London
Do you remember the dapper Irish actor who played Katrina Kaif’s love interest in Namastey London? His name is Clive Standen and he looks even better with a beard! He will be seen in 3 movies this year, namely In Like Flynn, Patient Zero, and Vault.
5. Sarah Thompson – Raajneeti
The American actress, Sarah Thompson played Ranbir Kapoor’s love interest in Raajneeti. The actress has worked in many TV movies like 12 Wishes of Christmas, No Clean Break, etc.
6. Alice Pattern- Rang De Basanti
Sue from Rang De Basanti was probably one of the most memorable characters and we absolutely adored her. Since 2006, she has been very active in TV series namely The Musketeers, Our Girl, Downtown Abbey and many more.
7. Giselle Monterio- Love Aaj Kal
Love Aaj Kal’s young Harleen Kaur was quite impressive, wasn’t she? Gisselle then starred with Ali Fazal in Always Kabhi Kabhi. Nowadays, she is pursuing her Masters in Architecture.
8. Christopher.B.Duncan – My Name Is Khan
Do you remember the Barack Obama scene in My Name Is Khan? It was quite a pivotal scene in the movie and Christopher Duncan made a good impression as Barack Obama, didn’t he? He was seen as Joesph Campbell on General Hospital and he will be seen in a movie called 3 from Hell this year.
9. Tiffany Mulheron – Namastey London
Namastey London saw Scottish actress, Tiffany Mulheron play Upen Patel’s girlfriend. Tiffany was seen in many TV Series including Undercovers, Pair of Kings, and movies like Liars All and Dark Journey.
10. Rebecca Breeds- Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Farhan Akhtar’s Australian girlfriend in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was Australian actress Rebecca Breeds. She was a part of television series like Pretty Little Liars, Originals, Home and Away, etc.
11. Lester Speight- International Khiladi
The big dude who beat Akshay Kumar in International Khiladi was Lester Speight. He is currently working in films and has been a part of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Norbit, Faster. He will be seen in 4 films this year.
12. Marko Zaror- Sultan
The finalist fighter in the Salman Khan starrer Sultan was played by Marko Zaror. Marko is a Chilean martial art action star and fight choreographer. He has 2 films lined up for release this year.
13. Erika Kaar- Shivaay
After working with Ajay Devgn in 2016’s Shivaay, Polish actress Erika Kaar worked in a lot of TV series including American Gods and Bodo.
14. Mish Boyko – Queen
Queen’s Oleksander was played by the charming British actor Mish Boyko. The actor has worked in series namely Fortitude, The Tunnel, etc. He will be seen as the lead in a movie called D is for Detroit which is all set to release this year.
15. Mehdi Nebbou – English Vinglish
The charming French cook in English Vinglish was played by French actor Mehdi Nebbou. Apart from a number of French television series, Mehdi was also a part of Homeland, Deutschland 86.
Who do you wish to see on screen again? Let us know in the comments below!