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Bollywood-Hollywood crossover dreams

Actor and filmmakers who tackled both


Persis Khambata “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” (1979); died in 1998

Parminder Nagra “Bend It Like Beckham,” (2002); last project “ER”

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan “Pink Panther” (2009) — Julia Roberts called her “the most beautiful woman in the world”; upcoming “Raavana”

Freida Pinto “Slumdog Millionaire” (2009); upcoming Woody Allen’s “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” and Julian Schnabel’s “Miral”

Anil Kapoor “Slumdog Millionaire” (2009); last project “24”


Ismail Merchant “The Europeans” (1979); died in 2005


Shekhar Kapur “Elizabeth” (1998); upcoming “The Three Lawrences”

Tarsem Singh “The Cell” (2000); upcoming “The Immortals”

Deepa Mehta “Water” (2005); upcoming “Julia Project” (about the true story of Julia Mullock, an American woman who married the Korean prince Kyu Lee in 1959) for Focus Features

Mira Nair “Monsoon Wedding” (2001); last project “Amelia”

A.R. Rahman Bombay Dreams” (2002), “Slumdog Millionaire”; upcoming “Jai Ho Tour: The Journey Home”

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