Though we see movies being made in many languages across India, it gets us all excited when we have stars from other language being part of the cast. As a matter of fact, with the evolvement of pan India actors, many movie makers are planning to make their movies simultaneously in different languages. And in this process, we see many actors making an entry in other languages. Here are the top Bollywood stars who appeared in Telugu films.
Jaggu dada made his first appearance in a direct Telugu movie with Astram, a remake of Sarfarosh. We have seen him enacting the role of Naseeruddin Shah from the original. Later, he acted in movies like Bank, Black and White, Shakti, Panjaa, and in fact, Saaho, which was made in all major languages. More or less, he majorly played the antagonist’s role and became close to the Telugu audience.
Bhiku Matre made his first appearance in Satya, a bilingual made in Telugu and Hindi simultaneously. He shot to fame in no time with this character he played in Satya. Eventually, he acted in several other Telugu movies such as Prema Katha, Happy, Puli, Vedam, and was recognized as a good actor in Telugu cinema. However, off late, we did not see much of him in Telugu movies.
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan has made his presence felt in Telugu cinema by making special appearances in a handful of movies. He was first seen in a special appearance in a movie titled Amrutha Varsham, which was originally made in Kannada. Later, he made special appearances in movies like Manam, The Ghazi Attack, and Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. The Ghazi Attack was a bilingual movie and Amit ji has played the role of a narrator.
Though Sanju Baba has good friends down south, he happened to appear only once in a cameo role for a movie titled Chandralekha, opposite Nagarjuna and directed by Priyadarshan. When quizzed upon why he did not act in Telugu later, Sanju baba jovially replied telling that he was not paid for the movie.
At the beginning of her career, Preity Zinta acted as a lead heroine in two Telugu movies, one was opposite Venkatesh and the other was opposite Mahesh Babu. Both the movies, Premante Idera and Raja Kumaradu were superhits and gave good recognition to Preity as an actress. Raja Kumaradu also happened to be the debut movie for Prince Mahesh Babu as a lead hero. However, she never happened to act in any direct movies later but was seen in dubbed movies like Dil Se.
Sonali Bendre made her first Telugu appearance in Murari, featuring Mahesh Babu and directed by Krishna Vamsi. The movie was a blockbuster at the box-office and she eventually acted in movies like Indra, Khadgam, Manmadhudu, Palnati Brahmanayudu, and Shankardada MBBS. Majority of her movies were super hits in Telugu and was considered as a lucky charm for the cast and crew here.