• Stop using the word 'Bollywood': BJP Gen Secy Kailash Vijayvargiya

    From Your Name@21:1/5 to Dr. Jai Maharaj on Tue Jun 5 13:14:16 2018
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    On 2018-06-05 00:16:53 +0000, Dr. Jai Maharaj said:
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    Arindam Banerjee <banerjee...@gmail.com> posted:
    Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:
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    Arindam Banerjee <banerjee...@gmail.com> posted:
    Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:

    Stop using 'the word Bollywood': BJP Gen Secy Kailash
    Vijayvargiya to write to I&B Ministry

    June 2, 2018



    Filmmaker Subhash Ghai's objection to the "Bollywood"
    moniker is shared by many in Mumbai. My own relatives and
    friends in the Bharatiya movie industry resent the term to
    the extent that they avoid "Hollywood" to refer to the one
    in Los Angeles. The colonial cloud will lift eventually, if
    not in our lifetime.

    Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
    Om Shanti

    It's simply a term which indicates 'movie-making area'. The city of
    Wellington in New Zealand is often nicknamed "Wellywood" due to movies
    like 'Lord of the Rings' and being the main location for the visual
    effects company Weta. The west area of Auckland city is also nicknamed "Westiewood" due to many TV shows and movies being made there
    (including at one stage the 'Power Rangers' stuff)

    If some numbnut wants to whine about a name (and obviously has nothing
    better to do) and doesn't want India to be known as a movie-making
    country, then that's fine with me ... they're all utter crap movies

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