Bollywood stars and their Karnataka coastal connection will make you overcome coronavirus scare
First Published 29, Mar 2020, 1:08 PM
They may be superstars in Bollywood, often heard and seen in Mumbai and Delhi for various projects, but did you know these stars have a coastal connection in Karnataka?
Some of the most famous celebrities share a coastal connection with Karnataka's Manguluru and surrounding regions.
Starting with Shah Rukh Khan, who is considered Baadshah of Bollywood for his back-to-back success, the actor, in an interview, had revealed that he spent his childhood at Panambur Bungalow that was given to his grandfather Ifthekhar Ahmed as he was posted as vhief engineer of ports, Mangaluru, between 1963-19-67. After Khan had mentioned during his promotion drive for Chennai Express, the place has turned into a tourist spot.
Another actor, who made big in Bollywood, is actor Suniel Shetty. He is from Mulki near Mangaluru. He had moved to Mumbai to become an action hero in Bollywood. Shetty made his debut with Balwaan in 1992 and has since acted in over 100 films in his career spanning over 25 years.
Another actress, who has acted in over 50 films, is actress Shilpa Shetty. She is from Mangaluru and she made a dream debut in Bollywood with Baazigar. The actress won many laurels for her debut film directed by Abbas Mastan. However, she tasted big success with Main Khiladi Tu Anari opposite Akshay Kumar. Shetty carved a niche for herself in Big Boss UK. The actress transformed herself as an entrepreneur by owning the cricket team Rajasthan Royals with her husband Raj Kundra.
Aishwarya Rai is a name that cannot be left out as the South Indian beauty is one of most-searched actress in India. The actress, who was a model before coming into the limelight with the Miss World crown, got her break in films with filmmaker Mani Rathnam’s Iruvar. But her Tamil film Jeans, directed by Shankar, won her stardom.
Aishwarya Rai is also from Mangaluru. The actress, who has worked in quite a lot of Hindi films, became a household name after her performance in Hum Dil Dechuke Sanam opposite Salman Khan. Her association with another super star Shah Rukh Khan in Mohabbatien and Devdas won her accolades. Despite being married, she continued her career and delivered successful films.