Bollywood Actors Frequently Portrayed As Antagonists In South Indian Films: ‘Farzi’ Co-Director


The leading males of Hindi cinema haven’t been as successful as many actors from the South who have acted as mainstream heroes in Bollywood do.

Hindi movies have frequently featured actors like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, and R Madhavan in lead roles. In contrast to Taapsee Pannu and Tamannaah Bhatia, male actors haven’t had as much success in the south Indian film industry.

Highlighting this interesting contrast, Farzi Co-Director Krishna DK reportedly said, “There are a lot of villains in Tamil and Telugu who are from the north. All our actors here have gone there and played bad guys including Manoj Bajpayee. Actors who make the transfer to south movies typically play the bad guys”.

South Indian movies have featured mainstream actors like Shahid Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan. In an interview, Shahid said that no film in another language has yet been offered to him. Additionally, his co-star Raashii Khanna said, “Honestly when it comes to acceptance of male heroes in the north doing a south film, I don’t know how well that will be accepted in the south, that too as a mainstream hero.”

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