Bollywood heroines show stars to the producers with their astronomical demands. But at the start of their career, many Bollywood actress showed their glamour power down south.
Katrina Kaif romanced Venkatesh in Malliswari making her debut in Tollywood. She went on to romance Balakrishna in Allari Pidugu before attaining stardom in Bollywood.
The makers tried to rope in Vidya Balan in films like Chiranjeevi's Khaidi No 150 and Balakrishna's Gautami Putra Satakarni. Finally Vidya Balan made her debut playing the role of NTR's wife Basavatarakam in NTR biopic.
Aishwarya Rai started in Maniratnam's Iruvar and Kandukonden Kandukonden before sizzling in a special song in Nagarjuna's Ravoi Chandamama.
Preeti Zinta made her debut romancing Mahesh Babu in Rajakumarudu and then starred in Venkatesh's Premante Idera.
Many think Deepika Padukone did not star in south films. However she starred in Upendra's Kannada film and also did a special song in a Telugu film titled Love Forever in Jayanth C Paranji's direction.
Priyanka Chopra made her debut in Kollywood romancign Vijay in Tamizhan before becoming a top star in Bollywood.
Twinkle Khanna romanced Venkatesh in Seenu. Shilpa Shetty starred in Venkatesh's Sahasaveerudu Sagarakanya and then starred in Nagarjuna's Azad, Veedevadandi Baabu, Bhalevadivi Baasu, etc.
Bipasha Basu romanced Mahesh Babu in Takkari Donga and in the same film Lisa Rey made her debut.
Amisha Patel after attaining stardom in B-Town with Kaho Na Pyar Hai, romanced Pawan Kalyan in Badri and then starred in NTR's Narasimhudu, Mahesh Babu's Nani, Balakrishna's Param Veera Chakra.
Yami Gautam of Vicky Donor fame strred in Allu Sirish's Gouravam. Vani Kapoor romanced Nani in Aha Kalyanam.
Raveena Tandon made her debut romancing Vinod Kumar in Ratha Sarathi and then starred in Balakrishna's Bangaru Bullodu, Nagarjuna's Ravoyi Chandamama and Mohan Babu's Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda.
Manisha Koirala who shot to fame with Bombay under Manitratnam's direction romanced Nagarjuna in Criminal.
Gracy Singh romanced Nagarjuna in Santosham before starring in Mohan Babu's Tappu Chesi Pappu Koodu.
Sara Jane Diaz starred in Pawan Kalyan's Panjaa while Ayesha Takia starred in Nagarjuna's Super. Amurta Singh romanced Mahesh Babu in Athidhi. Sahazan Padamsee romanced Ram Charan in Orange.