India's film industry has been taking the world by storm. With US actors now featuring in Bollywood movies it is hard to imagine a world before subtitlted Hindi language movies had entered mainstream culture.
Bollywood movies have penetrated popular culture with their entertaining choreographies, high-pitch tunes and melodramatic plotlines. In India, Bollywood films now make for almost half of all box office revenue. Most Bollywood studios are based in and around the city of Mumbai and together make for one of the biggest film industries in the world.
The critically-acclaimed Indian actor recently died in a suspected suicide. Rajput's death has unveiled the issue of depression in India's entertainment industry, where many actors must compete under intense pressure.
The online concert was organized to raise funds for people affected by the coronavirus pandemic in India. The South Asian country has registered over 42,000 COVID-19 cases and is looking to ease lockdown measures.
Last year's #AintNoCinderella hashtag got some attention in India, yet the #MeToo movement failed to take off until very recently. But now the country is in uproar as countless cases of alleged sexual assault are coming to light involving Bollywood filmmakers, news editors, comedians and even a junior foreign minister. Isha Bhatia from DW's Hindi department tells us about the latest developments.
The Indian film industry is in the midst of a huge controversy as more women have accused famous film stars of sexual harassment and rape. The #MeToo movement in Bollywood is gaining momentum as women are finally challenging male domination in the popular entertainment industry.