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.
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.
Khan, said to be one of the highest-paid actors on the planet, was found guilty of killing rare antelope during a hunting trip in the 1990s. He'll appeal, with his lawyers arguing there is no proof the animals were shot.
It was an unmissable incident for Indian media when Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor passed away in a hotel in Dubai this week. Still, the graphic and relentless news coverage has sparked outrage from several corners.
Sridevi Kapoor, one of the biggest names in Hindi cinema, has died after suffering a heart attack at the age 54. She was widely regarded as the first female superstar in India's male-dominated movie industry.