01/6Tollywood2Bollywood: Disha Patani, Taapsee Pannu, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda and Shalini Pandey

Times have certainly changed in Telugu cinema when it comes to content-driven narrations and the exploration of different genres. Modern filmmakers are not hesitating to try something new on the silver screen regardless of the customary commercial ingredients. Besides the stories and technical stuff, the casting has also touched new levels with the import of some new faces. Though the inflow of North Indian belles, particularly from Mumbai, is not new in Tollywood, many actresses who made their Telugu debut in recent times have flown to Bollywood and excelled there.

Not many know that sexy siren Disha Patani forayed into cinema with Puri Jagannadh’s Loafer. Not only her, successful actresses like Taapsee Pannu, Kriti Sanon and Kriti Kharbanda have also followed the same path.

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02/6Disha Patani

Less than four years into the showbiz world, Disha Patani has managed to grab the attention of top filmmakers courtesy her jaw-dropping figure, solid acting chops and hot presence on social media. After kicking-off her celluloid journey with the 2015 Telugu film Loafer, the 27-year-old bombshell grabbed several eyeballs with a superb performance in M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story. She roused to stardom with her scintillating act in Baaghi 2 and at present, the sexy siren is romancing Salman Khan in Radhe.

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03/6Taapsee Pannu

Not every day can we find a quintessential actress like Taapsee Pannu who has got the perfect blend of solid acting chops, expressive face, arresting beauty and a dazzling screen-presence! Following an uncharted path to a career in the showbiz world, this software engineer by profession had a successful stint as a model, winning beauty pageants and signing brand endorsements. After making a prominent mark as the leading lady in Telugu & Tamil films, she forayed into Bollywood with the 2013 rom-com ‘Chashme Baddoor’ and proved her talent with critically acclaimed films like Pink, Naam Shabana, Soorma, Mulk, Badla and Saand Ki Aankh.

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04/6Kriti Sanon

After stealing the show with her arresting beauty and dazzling screen-presence in Mahesh Babu’s 2014 thriller ‘1: Nenokkadine’, Kriti Sanon made the headlines by starring opposite Tiger Shroff in the latter’s debut film ‘Heropanti’. After the blockbuster outing, the 29-year-old actress went on to star in big-ticket films like ‘Dilwale’, ‘Raabta’, ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ and ‘Luka Chuppi’. Besides films, Kriti Sanon is a popular model in the fashion arena and a hot favourite when it comes to brand endorsements. Her swimwear photo-shoots are pretty famous among netizens.

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05/6Kriti Kharbanda

In 2009, Kriti Kharbanda forayed into Telugu cinema with the Sumanth starrer ‘Boni’. In her second film itself, she bagged the big opportunity to romance Pawan Kalyan in the beautifully-crafted role of Vasumathi. After an impressive journey in Telugu and Kannada, the beautiful starlet ventured into Bollywoood with Vikram Bhatt’s horror-thriller ‘Raaz: Reboot’ and stamped her authority with successful films like Veerey Ki Wedding, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana and Housefull 4.

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06/6Shalini Pandey

Shalini Pandey couldn’t have asked for a better debut than Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Arjun Reddy which scored a remarkable success at the box-office. The coming-of-age drama showcased Shalini in the author-backed role of Preeti Shetty and the theatre artist impressed right from the word go with her natural emotions, fresh looks and convincing acting chops. After playing the leading lady in a handful of Telugu and Tamil projects, the 26-year-old actress has been confirmed as the leading lady in Yash Raj Films’ Jayeshbhai Jordaar. She will play the romantic interest of Bollywood superstar Ranveer Singh in the comedy film.

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