First it was Priyanka Chopra who made headlines in India because of her work in North America (not sure if her work was really appreciated by Americans though).
Then it was the turn of Deepika Padukone to head to Hollywood; her debut Hollywood film ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’ opposite Vin Diesel, however failed to get her noticed.
Buzz is that she is upset with her international agents for not getting her suitable projects in Hollywood thus stalling her Hollywood career for the time being, whereas Priyanka Chopra has already announced a couple of projects. This despite, Deepika’s debut film making more money than her rival.
We just hope this is not true (the fact that Deepika is insecure about her Hollywood career). Because she is doing some great work in Bollywood (seems to be the favorite of Sanjay Leela Bhansali).
A bigger question is whether Indian actresses should seriously pursue a career in Hollywood, when the Indian film industry is poised for bigger things (Baahubali & Dangal made close to Rs.2000 Cr. which is not a small amount even by Hollywood standards)?
Priyanka’s move to Hollywood was a well-planned career move (which clicked), as she was not getting good roles here (facing competition from the younger lot).
But Deepika? I guess there’s no reason for her to feel insecure about Hollywood. Even Priyanka Chopra has not received good offers (in the West) till now, despite spending a few years there.
Even though Bollywood actresses have made a start there, its going to be years before any Indian actress can hope to become Meryl Streep, or even Penelope Cruz.
Why do inconsequential roles in Hollywood when you can rule Bollywood?
Kangana Ranaut, who has done film-making courses in the US says that the future (of film industry) is in the east and not the west.
Kangana plans to take up direction soon, which is a much better move (than going to Hollywood), as it will encourage more actresses in India to take up direction (most women are into producing movies, but very few get into directing movies), which will definitely be a step forward for the Indian film industry.