Bollywood has returned to Indian television screens after a decade-long hiatus, with films such as The Hunger Games and Zoolander dominating the ratings charts in India.
Bollywood, which has been around since 1985, has been a key component of Indian cinema since the dawn of cinema in the 1950s.
India has the largest population of Indian-born foreign-born directors of cinema (a record), with the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Amitabhi, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and others making their way to the country.
The number of Bollywood productions is estimated to have increased by 30 per cent to 2.5 billion from the last year.
India has long been a market for Bollywood, as the film industry is a global business, with several Indian film companies also operating in the U.S., the U.
The biggest films of the last decade have been Shah Rukhan Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Salman Khan’s Salman Khan: The Story of My Life, both of which were directed by Salman Khan.
The latter also stars Dinesh Bhardwaj and Anurag Kashyap.
The Bollywood movies also received critical acclaim.
In 2014, Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Aishwar’s Aamira.
India’s top-grossing film of all time, Dilwale Bopara’s Zooland, was also a hit in the country, with a box office take of Rs 543 crore.
“This is the country that nurtured the industry, nurtured India, nurtures Bollywood and I feel proud to be a part of it.””
India is the most popular film destination for the world’s top directors, actors, producers, directors, producers and producers of the Hindi language,” said Amitabha Bachchan in an interview with Reuters.
“This is the country that nurtured the industry, nurtured India, nurtures Bollywood and I feel proud to be a part of it.”