1. – Mallika Sherawat, Dasavatharam, India, 2008. The producers refused to hire anyone from director Rajnikanth’s Sivaji, 2007. And so Mallika made her first Tamil film opposite Kamal Hassan’s ten roles!

2 – Aishwarya Rai, Endhiran/The Robot/Robo, India, 2010. During the decade it took Tollywood director S Shankar to make his dream project, various Hindi and Tamil ladies were set to be Sana, with whom the robot, Chitthi, falls in love. As it became India’s priciest movie, $35m (double Bollywood’s Blue budget), with costumes, stunts, SFX by the Batman, Matrix, Jurassic Park teams, locations in Austria, Brazil, Peru, USA, it was inevitable who would co-star with Rajnkanth, 60, the bus conductor turned moustachioed megastar of 150 action movies and worshipped, quite literally, by fans of the Kannada, Malayalam, Ytamil, Telugu, language movies of South Indian cinema – India’s largest. “There’s no other beauty in our generation like Aishwarya Rai,” he said. “She’s a born artiste.” Like we didn’t know that!

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