Shriya Saran

1. – Mallika Sherawat, Dasavatharam, India, 2006. Saran was one of ten actresses chosen to partner the star Kamal Hassan’s record ten-role movie. Then, she was dropped as Hassan’s producers refused to accept anyone (including composer AR Rahman) connected with a 2007 movie called Sivaji. That’s Bollywood!! Enter: Mallika in her first Tamil movie.

2. – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Endhiran/The Robot/Robo, India, 2010. The dream project of director S Shankar since 2001 when Kamal Hassan was set for the double role of scientist Dr Vasigaran and his creation, the robot, Chitthi… falling in love with co-star Aishwarya Rai… becoming the highest paid Indian actress in not just Tollywood’s but India’s priciest movie, $35m with costumes, stunts, SFX by the Batman, Matrix, Jurassic Park teams, locations in Austria, Brazil, Peru, USA! Also considered: Asin, Priyanka Chopra, Trisha Krishnan, Nayantara, Deepka Padukone, Priyamani.

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