It seems many have benefitted from the Oscar winning performance of Slumdog Millionaire. Freida Pinto is busy coming on the various top mags (e.g. Maxim) and has become the new face of Estee Lauder (along with Liz Hurley and Gwyneth Paltrow).
Now Anil Kapoor is probably looking forward to becoming part of the regular season of the Emmy and Golden Globe award winning Fox show “24”.
So it would seem that the hollywood careers of many Bollywood stars will begin now. It would also begin an era of collaboration. What we saw with the Chinese stars – who used KungFu and martial arts to make a place for themselves in people’s minds… one can see a fusion of Hollywood-Bollywood styles in some top movies in the near future. I can bet that one will see a real fusion movie financed by maybe Anil Ambani, directed by Steven Spielberg (both have done a deal, btw), starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan and Bruce Willis with Angeline Jolie and Sonam Kapoor perhaps.. in some thriller. Who knows. But the day is not far when such a fusion movie will win an Oscar in the next 2-5 years.