A new era of South Indian and Bollywood movie celebrity crossovers appears to have begun. While Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt have previously starred in major South Indian films, and Deepika Padukone has begun filming for Nag Ashwin’s forthcoming film alongside Prabhas, the newest word is that Deepika will now star opposite none other than superstar Rajinikanth.
While it is merely a rumor at the moment, if it proves to be genuine, it will be a major crossover because Deepika Padukone and Rajinikanth are two of India’s biggest stars. The Thalaiva has already appeared in Robot alongside beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and the impact was both refreshing and powerful. When Deepika and Rajinikanth appear on film together, we can anticipate the same from them. While the Padmaavat actress made her film debut in a Southern film, she is now primarily known for her work in Bollywood.
At the same time, Rajinikanth has appeared in a number of B-town films but is more known as a Southern superstar. Another crossover to anticipate is Shah Rukh Khan’s and Nayanthara’s. Shah Rukh Khan is making his comeback to the big screen after a few of years away, and his fans are ecstatic to see him again.
While his most likely comeback film would be YRF’s Pathan, starring Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, it will be followed by Atlee, starring Nayanthara as the female lead.