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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.
Many left-leaning Indians pointed out that the legendary singer had supported PM Narendra Modi, while some Hindu extremists accused Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, a Muslim, of "spitting" on Mangeshkar at her funeral.
Millions of people across India and beyond are mourning the death of the revered singer Lata Mangeshkar. Her long and prolific career spanned more than half a century, during which she lent her unmistakable voice to thousands of Bollywood musicals.