Hollywood Stars that went Desi in 2018: From Nick Jonas to Beyoncé to Christian Bale, Stars who visited India

This year, in 2018, a beeline of Hollywood stars had come to India- from Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Beyoncé, Will Smith, Nick Jonas to Sophie Turner and Dua Lipa, among others.
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As much as we love everything filmy and Bollywood, there is a secret vein inside our body that admires the world of Hollywood. We love to watch paisa-vasool & no-brainer kind of films, but we equally love to watch Avengers, Games of Thrones or for that matter, a Bryan Adams concert. As 2018 is about to come to an end, we rounded up a list of Hollywood stars that came to India in 2018. 

From Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Beyoncé, Will Smith, Nick Jonas to Sophie Turner, Bryan Adams, Mike Tyson to Dua Lipa, a lot of Hollywood stars came to India. While some stars attended weddings in India, others came for concerts and shootings. The year started with Nick Jonas coming to India with then-girlfriend and now wife Priyanka Chopra, it ended with Beyoncé’s performance at the pre-wedding bash of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal in Udaipur.

Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas is India’s jijaji and we say this because as soon Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas got roka-ed in Mumbai, all the zillion Priyanka Chopra fans took to social media to address the pop singer as ‘Nick Jiju’. After Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas publicly confirmed their relationship, Nick has been frequently coming to India. Ahead of Priyanka-Nick's wedding, Nick had come to India for a small puja at Priyanka’s home in Mumbai after which, NickYanka, along with their families, left for Jodhpur to tie the knot. Post the wedding, Nick and Priyanka hosted a couple of receptions before leaving for New York.  



Happiest day of my life. @priyankachopra

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Chris Hemsworth

Ahead of Avengers 4 trailer, The ‘God of Thunder’ aka Thor aka Chris Hemsworth had arrived in India for the shoot of the upcoming Netflix film titled Dhaka. After arriving in India on October 28, 2018, Chris left for Dharamshala for the Dharamshala International Film Festival. But for all those who don’t know, this is not Chris’s first visit to India because the Hollywood star had earlier visited India in 2015 and during the family trip, the actor had visited Leh, Delhi, Agra, and Goa. Talking about the film, Manoj Bajpayee is playing the role of an Indian don whose son is kidnapped and Chris' character rescues him. The action drama flick is the directorial debut of Sam Hargrave. Dhaka is set in India and the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Manoj Bajpayee and Randeep Hooda in lead roles.

Michael Pena 

Narcos: Mexico star Michael Pena recently visited India for the first time to promote his Netflix series and after his maiden visit, Pena said, “I saw women wearing these amazing wrap-around dresses [sarees]. I showed them to my wife who loved them. I am taking a few colorful ones for her. Mumbai is such a vibrant city and the food is fantastic.” 

Christian Bale

Batman star Christain Bale was recently in India to attend the world premiere of his Netflix film Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. The film is based on Rudyard Kipling’s classic The Jungle Book and besides Bale, actor, and director Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, and Rohan Chand also came to India for the same. Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is produced by Jonathan Cavendish, Steve Kloves, and David Barron and released on Netflix worldwide on December 7, 2018. The film will also be dubbed in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Bengali.

Sophie Turner

Thanks to Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, Games of Thrones star Sophie Turner, popularly known as Sansa Stark, came to India to be part of NickYanka’s wedding. Ahead of the wedding, Sophie Turner came to India with boyfriend Joe Jonas, and during the wedding in Jodhpur, Sophie Turner stunned everyone in her desi avatar. From wearing Anita Dongre's lehenga to rocking in ethnic attire, Sophie Turner wowed the Indian audiences. From dancing to Bollywood songs to playing fugdi with sister-in-law Priyanka Chopra, GOT star did it all.



Friends.. family..

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Will Smith

After shaking a leg with the cast of Punit Malhotra’s Student of the year 2- Tiger Shroff, Ananya Pandey, and Tara Sutaria, Will Smith visited the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra. Later, the Hollywood biggie took to social media and shared a picture with Ranveer Singh and Karan Johar and wrote, “Learning the ropes of Bollywood from two of the best in the game! @karanjohar & @ranveersingh.”



Learning the ropes of Bollywood from two of the best in the game! @karanjohar & @ranveersingh. : @alansilfen

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Mike Tyson

A few months back, former American boxing heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, came to India to meet Kumite 1 League fighters, the first global team mixed martial arts league. The league is supported by the All India Mixed Martial Arts Federation and Mike.

Joe Jonas

Joe Jonas, brother of Nick Jonas, came to India as part of Nick’s baraat and before heading to Umaid Bhavan, Jodhpur, Joe Jonas, girlfriend Sophie Turner, and Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas went out for a dinner outing in Mumbai.

Bryan Adams

It was a magical 2018 for all the Bryan Adams' fans in India because this year, the singer came to India for his five-city tour across Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad. This is not the first time that Bryan Adams has performed in India and his first concert in India took place in 1995, followed by 2001 and 2003, and the last being The Bare Bones Tour in 2011.



If I’m gonna go down...I’m gonna go down rockin’. India 2018 #bryanadamsultimate

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The year came to an end with the mammoth news of international singer Beyonce coming to India to perform at the pre-wedding festivities of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal in Udaipur. Although the international sensation came to India for a day, she wowed the audiences with her songs at the wedding.



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Dua Lipa

British singer Dua Lipa visited India for her concert on October 24, 2018, and post the concert, the singer went sightseeing and Dua shared pictures from the trip to India on Instagram. Dua’s trip to the country included visits to Jaipur, Ranthambore, Kerela, Goa, and Jodhpur along with beau Isaac Crew. While she shared a picture from her trip to Goa and wrote a heartwarming post about the country, she also shared her experience of visiting a temple in Jaipur. Clad in a blue silk saree, Dua shared a picture of herself outside a temple, offering sweets to God. In the post, she also made a mention of how a woman helped her with draping her saree and gelled in with the locals for the rest of her visit. Dua Lipa became a music sensation when she was just 14 and released her debut album, two of which were a hit with the listeners.

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