By Ashwin Prabhu | Galatta | 06:29 PM
Gone are the days when heroines from Bollywood take Kollywood by storm. With a huge dearth of villains in South Indian cinema, there has been a consistent rise in number of Bollywood top stars being invited to play the villain in Tamil, Telugu and other South Indian flicks.
Besides, the charismatic charm and handsome looks of these Bollywood baddies give a new flavour to films that encourages more directors to rope them in. While the trend looks very new, it began as early as Kamal Haasan’s Vettri Vizha in which Salim Ghouse played the villain.
Bollywood Baddies in Thala-Thalapathy Movies
A majority of these villains can be seen in Ajith and Vijay films.
Salim Ghouse played the villain in Vijay’s Vettaikaran. Shayaji Shinde as a supporting villain in Vettaikaran.
Neil Nitin Mukhesh in Kaththi.
Vidyut Jamwal, the ultra brainy villain in Vijay's Thuppaki.
Vidyut Jamwal played a negative role in Ajith’s Billa 2.
Vivek Oberoi, top Bollywood actor plays the villain in Ajith’s Vivegam.
Negative Roles by Bollywood Stars
Sonu Sood played the most memorable and menacing villain in Arundathi released in Tamil and Telugu.
Atul Kulkarni was a promising villain in Madhavan, Lingusamy’s Run.
Pradeep Rawat made audience hate him for real in AR Murugadoss’ Ghajini.
Jackie Sheroff who played villain in Aaranya Kandam & has now been signed up for Prabhas’ Sahoo.