Southern invasion!

By HT

New Delhi, June 1 -- There's always been that one odd hero from the Tamil or Telugu film industry in Bollywood every now and then, but never have there been so many, until now. This seems to be the year of debuts for Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam male actors in the Hindi film industry.

While Malayalam actor Prithviraj, 31, made his Bollywood debut last October in Aiyyaa, alongside Rani Mukerji, it's only with his recent release, Aurangzeb, that his arrival has been acknowledged. This month will see Chennai's heartthrob Rajinikanth's son-in-law Dhanush, 31, and Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi's son Ram Charan, 28, strike Bollywood with Raanjhanaa and the remake of the 1973 hit Zanjeer, respectively.

And, by the end of this year, popular Telugu actor Mahesh Babu, 38, will be seen in the yet-to-be-named project by the Go Goa Gone director duo, Krishna DK-Raj Nidimoru. A

d-man and image consultant Prahlad Kakkar feels th