Bhojpuri Cinema is one of the popular & fastest growing movie industry in India. With its humble beginnings in 1962, Bhojpuri Cinema has come a long way to charm its audience by producing a massive number of movies and stars.
This film industry now produces more than 50 movies a year and has fans all across India and the world. And, taking account of this popularity and reach, some of the prominent Bollywood stars have acted in Bhojpuri Cinema.
Here are some popular Bollywood actors with their best Bhojpuri movies:
1- Amitabh Bachchan – Ganga
The megastar of Bollywood made his Bhojpuri debut in 2006 with the movie ‘Ganga’. Directed by Deepak Sawant and produced by Abhishek Chadha, the movie also features Hema Malini, Nagma, Ravi Kishan, and Manoj Tiwari. He has also acted in two other Bhojpuri movies – Gangotri, and Ganga Devi.
2- Ajay Devgn – Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke
The actor, who slashes his on-screen enemies with his eyes, took the role of a police officer in the movie ‘Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke’. Directed by Aslam Sheikh, the movie stars Ajay Devgn, Manoj Tiwari, and Sharbani Mukherji in lead roles. The movie was well-received by the audience.
3- Dharmendra – Desh Pardesh
The He-Man of Bollywood, Dharmendra first appeared in the Bhojpuri industry with the movie ‘Desh Pardesh’. The story was based on two different ideologies of a youngster. Later, he was seen in three more movies Dushman Ke Khoon Paani Ha, Insaaf Ki Devi, and Dariya Dil.
4- Mithun Chakraborty – Bhole Shankar
The original Disco Dancer has acted in Bhojpuri movies like Sautela Bhai, Hum Hi Bani Mukhia, and Bhole Shankar to name a few. He acted alongside Manoj Tiwari in ‘Bhole Shankar’, and the film is one of the biggest blockbusters of the Bhojpuri Film industry. The story revolves around the unemployment issue where Mithun plays the role of Shankar, an underworld Don and the elder brother of Bhole, played by Manoj Tiwari.
5- Jackie Shroff – Balidaan
Well known Bollywood star Jackie Shroff worked in Bhojpuri film ‘Balidaan’. The movie also features Ravi Kishan and Rinku Ghosh. The song of the film was sung by Udit Narayan, Pawan Singh, and Kalpana.