India, July 31 -- When AR Rahman said that his filmography in Bollywood has become sparse because of a gang spreading rumours about him, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur pointed out to that an Oscar "is the kiss of death in Bollywood". This claim was later supported by Oscar winning sound engineer Resul Pookutty, who shared how he had gone through near breakdown as "nobody was giving me work in Hindi films and regional cinema held me tight" after he won the Oscar. So, is international acclaim really a death knell for an artiste in Bollywood?

Nimrat Kaur, who has starred in international shows such as Homeland and Wayward Pines, feels there definitely are misconceptions about actors working in West.

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