The coming year will see many known Bollywood faces venturing into regional cinemas. While National Award winner, Keerthy Suresh is set to mark her B-town debut with Ajay Devgn's Maidaan and Vijay Sethupathi is already on board for Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha, B-towners like Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn too are keen on exploring their options in South cinema. The duo will be joined by a host of other actors who will share the screen space with some popular names like Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan in 2020. RRR: Ram Charan and Jr NTR’s Irish Co-Star Ray Stevenson Has a Huge Marvel Cinematic Universe Connection – Read Deets.
As we gear up to welcome 2020 and await a promising line-up of movies, we curate a list of B-town stars who will be seen in regional cinemas next year. While Kangana Ranaut has the entire movie revolving around her name, Alia has a brief cameo in a project with a stellar star cast. Let's have a look at other names... Kangana Ranaut as Jayalalithaa in Thalaivi: ‘It Takes Almost Six-and-a-Half Hours to Get the Prosthetic Makeup On’, Says AL Vijay.
Ajay Devgn in RRR
Happy to be a part... looking forward! https://t.co/gmDnPdupEK
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) March 14, 2019
Ajay Devgn will join Ram Charan and Jr NTR in SS Rajamouli's RRR. The period drama revolves around two freedom fighters and the Raid actor will have a brief cameo in same.
Kangana Ranaut in Thalaivi
#Thalaivi is the journey of an actress who ruled millions of hearts and goes on to becoming a revolutionary leader who inspired millions of Lives. #Thalaiviat40 #KanganaRanaut #DirectorVijay @ShaaileshRSingh@BrindaPrasad1 pic.twitter.com/oDR7ncRXrY
— Vishnu Induri (@vishinduri) November 25, 2019
The Manikarnika actress steps into the former actress and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalitha's shoes in this biopic revolving around her life. Its teaser was recently unveiled by the makers and Kangana's physical transformation was worth all the hype.
Vidyut Jammwal in Indian 2
Vidyut Jammwal has been roped in to play a key role in Kamal Haasan's upcoming project, Indian 2. The actor is busy learning Kalaripayattu and is expected to join the team very soon.
Alia Bhatt in RRR
Today I feel truly truly grateful.. Cannot wait to begin this beautiful journey with this stellar cast and massive team.. thank you @ssrajamouli sir for giving me this opportunity to be directed by you.. 💃💃💃💃 #RRRPressMeet https://t.co/4LylrkDBr5
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) March 14, 2019
Alia Bhatt foraying into regional cinema with SS Rajamouli's RRR was a big and striking piece of news. You can credit her mentor, Karan Johar for pushing her to grab this opportunity but any actress in her sane mind wouldn't reject a Rajamouli project. Her character 'Sita' is paired opposite Ram Charan in this period saga.
Suniel Shetty in Darbar
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Suniel Shetty and Prateik Babbar play baddies in Rajinikanth's next with AR Murugadoss. The movie is slated to hit the screens on Pongal 2020.
Sanjay Dutt in KGF Chapter 2
Dutt plays Adheera - a mighty villain in Yash's KGF, Chapter 2. Speaking about his role, the Panipat actor had earlier revealed how his character is similar to Thanos from Avengers. "Adheera's character is very powerful. If you have seen Avengers, you would know Thanos. So Adheera is like him. He is a very dangerous character with a dangerous get-up. And that's the zone I was looking for," he had elaborated during one of his media interaction.
With so many promising names going south to broaden the horizon, we can expect the regional barriers to go down in the coming years. After all, Baahubali was a pan-India hit.