As Hindi film industry is well known as Bollywood, we look at some of our B-town divas who have had trouble with the Hindi language. While it's a must to master the language, many actresses and actors go the extra length to take tuitions to get their diction right and foreign beauties work harder than anyone else to learn the language. While several actresses like Katrina Kaif are often targeted for their poor Hindi, we also look at some other foreign beauties and top actresses who have forayed into mainstream cinema and who have trouble with the language.
1. Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif- She captures the numero uno spot on this list. Katrina Kaif, who was born as Katrina Turquotte is half British and Half Indian. She made her Bollywood debut in 2003 with the film Boom which bombed at the box office. Ever since, Kats has been trying to learn Hindi and speak the language and has made quite a progress after a decade in the industry. She has also been criticized for her poor Hindi and actors like SRK have come to her defence. In fact, in the Varun Dhawan starrer Main Tera Hero there is a reference to Katrina's poor Hindi. But seems like the actress has taken it in her stride and is working hard to get better and better. We still hope Kats can finally let go off the accent and speak Hindi perfectly.
Nargis is an American model and actress born to a Pakistani father and a Czech mother. She made her debut opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Imitiaz Ali's Rockstar but due to her poor Hindi, the actress's voice was dubbed but for Main Tera Hero, the actress dubbed for the film in her own voice. According to her interview in indiatoday.in, the actress spoke about working on Hindi.
3. Sunny Leone
The former porn star turned actress scored big when she was noticed in the Bigg Boss house by film maker Mahesh Bhatt who then offered her Jism 2. An Indo Canadian, Sunny's Hindi was poor and her voice was dubbed for the film. Talking about her Hindi, the actress was quoted saying in DNA, "I am improving. I took Hindi classes for 2-3 hours daily. But I still feel that my American accent will probably never go," she said at a programme organised by Hotel Hindusthan International. The actress who is hot property for her item numbers, is trying hard in Bollywood and is putting in every effort to create a niche for herself.