10 Things I Hate About Bollywood

on 3, Jan 2012 | 52 Comments | in Category: Reviews n Reviews

Nojeba Haider

Nojeba Haider

Bollywood

 

  1. Overrated Actors & Actresses

 

About 80% of the actors/actresses in Bollywood can’t act. I mean Katrina Kaif is pretty, yes, but let’s face it, she can’t act to save her life. Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan are good looking? From where? Salman Khan has a small head with a big body and somehow looks more like an orangutan than he does human and Shahrukh Khan who is in his 40’s is trying to make movies where he is doing thumkas to Chammak Chalo.

 

  1. No Story Line

 

India’s film industry is the 2nd largest in the world as it produces about 300 movies a year, but how many of them actually hit the box office? With a few exceptional political movies, 90% of Bollywood movies comprise of senseless dancing and never ending songs on mountain tops, rainy gardens and beaches. If there is ever a plot, it turns out to be a rip off of some Hollywood movie. Why people watch such movies when you have an option to watch thought provoking movies like Primal Fear, Shawshank Redemption and Goodwill Hunting is really beyond me.

 

  1. Glamorized Depiction of India

 

Bollywood movies tend to glamorize India showing a make belief world of fashion, clubs and the elite. This takes away from the fact that India has a very high rate of poverty and instead of the dazzling lights we see in Bollywood flicks, India is bathed with slums.

 

  1. Unrealistic Endings

 

Yes Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was a cute movie, but seriously in what world would a man tell his fiancé on their wedding day at the marriage alter that she could go marry her best friend instead, as he is the true love of her life. Most Bollywood movies have such dramatic and far-fetched endings that they are times extremely unrealistic.

 

  1. Pakistan’s Obsession with Bollywood celebrities

 

I fail to understand how people inPakistanhave the time to follow bollywood celebrity’s lives. Whether it was Ashwariya’s wedding, her baby’s delivery or Katrina’s break up with Salman Khan, the whole of Pakistan seemed to be following it. Facebook and Twitter statuses are updated every half an hour, television and newspapers give them coverage, I mean For God’s sake people, how much spare time do you have?

 

  1. Scarcity of Cloth in India

 

Bollywood movies make me feel like there’s a scarcity of cloth in India. Female actors’ clothes seem to get less and less with every film. They even seem to have outdone Hollywood stars as their shorts have become shorter and saris blouses skimpier. Not to mention the vulgar dances in those tiny clothes. It amazes me that mothers today feel proud when their 5 year olds sing and dance to songs like Shiela ki Jawani. Whatever happened to parental control over vulgarity and obscenity?

 

  1. Bollywood invasion over cable TV

 

There is nothing more frustrating than switching the channel only to discover Bollywood movies and songs on almost all channels. Quality channels like America Plus and Channel V International have been completely wiped out. Just recently my cable guy replaced a quality news channel with a Bollywood one.

 

  1. Senseless lyrics

This is the end, my only friend, the end, Hurts to set you free, But you’ll never follow me,  The end of laughter and soft lies , The end of nights we tried to die”

 

Such were the lyrics of Jim Morrison.  Gone are the days of Jim Morrison and Pink Floyd’s deep meaningful lyrics. Instead we listen to rubbish like:

 

“mein toh bhail puri kha raha tha, teri nani mari to mein kia karoon”

 

Our minds have become like empty boxes where we prefer listening to rubbish from Bollywood rather than appreciating deep poetry and lyrics.

 

  1. Desperation of Pakistani Actors/Musicians to Work in Bollywood

 

Almost all our actors & musicians die to work in Bollywood movies. A well known underground band which used to mainly perform rock has now started performing commercial songs just so they can sell to bollywood movies. Why change who you are just to fit into Bollywood? Iman Ali who on one hand claims the Pakistan fashion industry is too modern for her, has also announced that she wants to work for Bollywood movies. Despite the criticism that Bol and Khuda Ke Liye received I feel they were a good effort, so why not focus your energies in our own industry and try to improve our own standards.

 

  1. Bollywood Dances

 

Last but not least are the pelvic thrusts and chest bumping dances that are in no way sensual. Each main and supporting character of the film must have a minimum of 60-70 back-up dancers irrespective of their gender. Characters must for reasons unknown have their clothes changed during songs.



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  • John

    people love bollywood movies. It takes them away from their daily problems evenfor few hours.

  • Ramadiyoussef

    Shahrukh Khan (Hindi: शाहरुख़ ख़ान; born 2 November 1965), often credited as Shah Rukh Khan, is an Indian film actor, producer and television host. Often referred to as “the King of Bollywood”, Khan has acted in over 70 Hindi films.[4][5][6] Khan has won fourteen Filmfare Awards for his work in Indian films, eight of which are in the Best Actor category (a record). In 2005, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri for his contributions towards Indian Cinema.
    Khan began his career appearing in theatre and several television serials in the late 1980s. He made his film debut in Deewana (1992). Since then, he has been part of numerous commercially successful films and has earned critical acclaim for many of his performances. Globally, Khan is considered to be one of the biggest movie stars,[4] with a fan following claimed to number in the billions.[7][8][9] In 2008, Newsweek named him one of the 50 most powerful people in the world.[4]
    Eleven of the films he has acted in have accumulated worldwide gross earnings of over 1 billion.[10] Khan’s films such as Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Devdas (2002), Chak De! India (2007), Om Shanti Om (2007) and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) remain some of Bollywood’s biggest hits, while films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Veer-Zaara (2004), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), My Name Is Khan (2010) and Ra.One (2011) have been top-grossing Indian productions in the overseas markets, thus making him one of the most successful leading actors of India.[11]

    • Saurabh Medade

      LOVE YOU SRK!!

  • Ramadiyoussef

    In 1993, Khan won acclaim for his performances in villainous roles as an obsessive lover and a murderer, respectively, in the box office hits, Darr and Baazigar.[35] In Khan’s entry in Encyclopædia Britannica’s “Encyclopedia of Hindi Cinema” it was stated that “he defied the image of the conventional hero in both these films and created his own version of the revisionist hero.”[36] Darr marked his first collaboration with renowned film-maker Yash Chopra and his banner Yash Raj Films, the largest production company in Bollywood. Baazigar, which saw Khan portraying an ambiguous avenger who murders his girlfriend, shocked its Indian audience with an unexpected violation of the standard Bollywood formula.[

  • Ramadiyoussef

    Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (Hindi: दिलवाले दुल्हनिया ले जाएँगे; English: The Big Hearted Will Take the Bride), also known as DDLJ, is a Hindi language film released on 20 October 1995. A romantic comedy, the film marked the directorial debut of Aditya Chopra, who also wrote the story. It was produced by his father Yash Chopra, and stars Shahrukh Khan and Kajol. The film tells the story of a young couple who fall in love on a European vacation, and relates how the boy tries to win over the girl’s parents so that she can marry him rather than the boy that her father has chosen for her. It was filmed in India, London, and Switzerland.
    Earning over 106 crore in India and 15 crore overseas, the film became the biggest Bollywood hit of the year, as well as one of the biggest Bollywood hits ever.[3] It was declared an All Time Blockbuster, and remains the longest-running film in the history of Indian cinema. As of 2011, it was still playing at the Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai. During the 1996 awards season, the film won 10 Filmfare Awards, the most ever for a single film at the time, and also won the National Award for most popular film of the year.
    Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was included in the Cinema India showcase, “The Changing Face of Indian Cinema”, which toured the United States in July and August 2004. Indiatimes Movies ranks it among the 25 Must See Bollywood Films. It was one of two Hindi films in the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list (the other being Mother India). It also placed twelfth on the British Film Institute’s list of top Indian films of all time.

  • Springstepper

    Dont watch it darling…watch your own paki regressive stuff please.

    • kst

      Never in the comparision the author has mentioned the great Mugal – E Azam, Guide, Shole etc. etc. or any other pakistani movie. Just because one is having different interests and liking does not give him right to point fingures at others. (Ha Ha :: She may be living anywhere in the world, but idolize the talibani minset) If there r so much blockbusters in hollywood then see it. Asmentioned, that U have so much time to see and write the comments on the movies which don’t like to see at all, then why criticize others for time waste.
      I am MBA and Engineer working witn Indian MNC (Aditya Birla), I have not seen any complete 3 hrs bollywood movie after college. I keep on doing other jobs on my Laptop alongwith movie on my TV, skipping songs again and again. Its simple economics of demand and supply, what is demanded that is supplied to be in the business and bollywood/ ur cable TV is no exception to it, that is proved herself by author in her 7th point.
      Now just refer the link
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Indians_by_net_worth out of the TOP 100 richest persons about 8 % are indians and we are growing @ 8-9% which is why india has made its mark at global level. Recent currency swap deal with Japan, Urenium sell to india by australia and consent of all permanent members (Even China) for its permanent seat in UN including USA (Refer Link:http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=39071&wf=rsscol) is an example. Live ur life and let others live in the manner they want to live.

  • Farooq

    Brilliant Article, unfortunate that indian media is sinking in our mindset.

  • Element

    Haha…well said

  • Mohamednibin

    Nobody has asked you to come and watch bollywood movies. If you have got a problem with that, tell your gilanis to ban such things in pakistan. I do have a lot of respect to pakistan as a nation but that doesnt mean I can sustain any intentional blow to my country just because some nerd thinks and write stupid things about it.

  • Javed

    The amount of time you have spent with the above topic shows how much your interest is in Bollywood. Your story is like Sour Grape story. Your country is backward when compared to our India. Please do not talk rubbish.

  • Cjack89

    Many of the films are not great art, but they sure are entertaining and that’s why I watch. Obviously this is not a genre that interests you. I grew up on Hollywood and I’m entertained by Bollywood. Don’t be a hater, Haeder…

  • Ali

    My friend when you watch a movie it is for entertainment.We know it has no logic because it is just for fun.If you want to make logic then do not watch movies go for some scientific stuff.As what you said about SALMAN KHAN,I think you a bit jealous of him….

  • Passion039

    That’s some analysis you have done. I don’t think even an average Indian must have seen as many Bollywood films as you have. And talking about Pakistan, does it have an industry at all? Cinema unites people in India. It gives us a break from all the worldly issues in life which include the incredibly amateur article you have come up with. Perhaps a ravaged Pakistan could take a leaf out of our book and try to fix up the nation. It’s very cool to sit back, and talk about the likes of Shawshank and Goodwill (I am sure you havent seen them as many times as I have). But it’s simply foolhardy to sit and rant about stuff you really have no clue about. Ha ha..and speaking about Salman, am sure he will be amused by the comparison you have made wrt his looks. Imran has a tough task ahead of himself coming political season. Not only he has to fix up a country full of orangutans like you he also has to do it while restoring his peace of mind and am sure to keep himself in good spirits, he ll go catch a Bollywood film. Sorry darling. you need a break. I recommend you 3 Idiots. Get well soon. Aal Izz Well. Pakistan Zindabad. India ki jai ho.

  • Kazim

    somewhat agree to the writer here as most bollywood movies lack talented cast and better scripts. Thats why Bol was such a huge success in india, due to its magnificant story line. Bollywood produces glamour movies which have nothing to do with reality. Its a dream world and that is why such movies are a success. Katrina can’t dance, Shahrukh is too old to be a college boy but seriously, you doubt Salman khan being handsome ? Give me a break dude… you’ve been a critic and a hater both in this article … Pick one (:

  • 88 Myowin

    This writing is not critical writing but malicious writing! There are a lot of malices found in the writing!

  • Shahryar

    The writer must have an Indian admirer from Mumbai…! *wink wink*

  • indian

    ‘handsome” friend who asks u to watch our movies with ugly heroes?????….just watch Great Hollywood movies and ur own films(if any exists) only…..leave us alone…..

  • Rick

    This sort of work is obviously from a retarded writer. And WTF is “story line”? It is “storyline”….

  • Anonymous

    Though i agree that most of what Bollywood churns out year after year is utter garbage, I find your piece to be quite biased, and flawed. Let’s look at each point one at a time:

    1) Overrated Actors & Actresses:
    Agree with you here. Most Indian actresses cannot act to save their lives.
    Quite a Few exceptions though: Nana Patekar, Irfan Khan, Vidya Balan,
    Naseeruddin Shah, Hrithik Roshan, Manoj Bajpayee, Shahid Kapoor, etc.

    2) No Storyline:
    Once again, I agree with you here. Most movies have pathetic storylines.
    The only movie this year that did not put me to sleep would be Don 2. But
    many movies have been produced over the years that were very well
    made. Devdas, Black, New York, Taare Zameen Par, Lagaan… Lollywood
    on the other hand, has only made 2 decent movies in recent times (KKL &
    Bol). Even Hollywood makes some pretty nonsense movies nowdays.

    3) Glamorized Depiction of India:
    Have you ever been to India? What they show in Bollywood movies are
    Indian streets, Indian homes, Indian people. And specifically it shows the
    middle class. That is what the middle class is. For you India may just be
    slums and poverty, but there is more to India than that. Even Hollywood
    makes life in the US seem somewhat more glamorous than it really is.
    Again, most Lollywood movies do the same.

    4) Unrealistic endings:
    That’s what sells in India. It’s a movie. Not real life.

    5) Pakistan’s Obsession with Indian Celebrities:
    Our culture is very similar. We all like similar kind of things. No problem in
    that. That would also explain why Lollywood follows the same format as
    Bollywood (singing/dancing, etc.)

    6) Scarcity of Clothes:
    If it’s done aesthetically, it’s fine. Sheila Ki Jawani was done aesthetically.
    So long as it doesn’t come off as vulgar. And unfortunately, sometimes it
    does. Chikni Chameli would be an example of vulgar. Or any Rakhi Sawant
    video.

    7) Bollywood invasion over Cable TV:
    So long as you don’t have to suffer by watching Indian News Channels, no
    need to complain. I cannot stand Indian News Channels.

    8) Senseless Lyrics:
    Ok this is sheer nonsense. Many Indian Hindi/Urdu songs have wonderful,
    poetic lyrics. Jashn-e-Bahara, O re Pia, Khwaja Mere Khwaja, Maar Daala,
    etc. etc. All these songs have amazing lyrics.
    And what about all these nonsense English songs coming out nowdays? “Girl
    look at that body. Girl look at that body. Girl look at that body. I work out!
    Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle, yeah!” I guess you don’t mind that
    since it isn’t Indian.

    9) Desperation of Pakistani Actors to Work in Bollywood:
    At the end of the day, all they want to do is Act, which is their job. They
    don’t care if its in Bollywood, Hollywood, Lollywood or any other -wood out
    there. They will go wherever there is money. It is unfortunate that
    Lollywood has been unable to sustain itself. If a Pakistani actor wants to go
    to India to work, who are you to judge him? Would you rather that he stay
    home and starve to death so that he doesn’t “disrespect Pakistan by working
    in India”?

    10) Bollywood Dances:
    It isn’t just pelvic dances. I don’t know when the last time you saw an
    Bollywood movie was, but atleast in the past decade or so, film makers in
    India have paid special attention to aesthetics, so much so that one wishes
    they were just as dedicated to having a strong script and narration.
    Some songs I would recommend for you: Aaja Nachle, Is Pal, Tumse Milke,
    Desi Girl, Maa Da Laadla Remix, and so many more.

    • bukola olatunde

      am from nigeria, don’t think i can watch indian films without the songs, but if i don’t like the songs i just forward it. i just really wish they keep their cultural theme in a mordern setting, the western clothes being worn are becoming shorter and shorter than the west. its indian culture that adheres me to their film. but what i give to their films is the emotion that is felt in the film that most hollywood movies cannot replicate.

      am still confused how salman khan is high up there, not loved in Nigeria at all, overrated, i watch his face everytime he acts and i have not seen him portray a strong emotion that convinces me that his what he is feeling. he always looks comical even when he is serious.
      both given india is doing a good job.

  • Taj Ahmad

    Bollywood was producing great films from 1950 till 1970 back then actors,
    singers, musicians, films and songs writers were great and worked hard.
    .
    Bollywood no more producing any great films from 1971 till 2011.
    all actors and actresses of today, don’t know how to do real acting
    or singing.

    • krishna kumar tiwari

      Yes Taj Bhai, You are correct.Very few films came during the said period worth remembering.

  • Kaish

    to some extend globalisation is responsible but i must say we as a nation didnt protect our customs and heritage of belifes.

  • Kailash85hp

    Dear Writer, i think you have lot of time to think all this non-sense things, and you have written that hindi movies are vulgar, but i think it is not ugly then your pakasthani mujars, one day by mistake i visited some site, i think after watching all mujars you should not complain a single thing for Hindi movies…God bless you.

    • Adnan Sheikh

      @Kailsah those mujraas u r talking about belongs to 3rd degree low quality ppl … they are not promoted on the high level just like the bollywood movies.. are rated.. so dont count that thing..

  • Maria

    Recently when my sister, mother and I went to visit Mumbai, India for the first time from Pakistan, we were shocked by the immense poverty and massive divide between the has and has nots. I very much agree with Nojeba Haider that Bollywood certainly excels in one area: their mastery of propaganda is unparalleled!
    I also agree that the shallowness and overwhelming glorification of crass overacting along with crude, ungraceful, and yes over the top vulgar dancing clearly reflects the social corrosion rampant all over Indian society and cinema.

    As for many Indian actors such as Salman Khan, I would include Amitabh Bachan in this ugly mix as well. It’s funny when Pakistani females such as urs truly go to India, the locals think we are extremely beautiful, and this may be due to a lack of true beauty lacking in Indian movies on part of both male and female actors who seem to overact and over compensate due to a blatant lack of genuine artistic talent across all levels of Bollywood. Pakistani TV actresses and actors outshine any Indian Bollywood actress .. always will and always have.

    As long as Bollywood keeps churning out trashy movies, Pakistan will be better off not comparing its own homegrown talent to such a cesspool of degradation which treats females as subhuman tramps. Pakistanis should keep their own sense of respectful identity and not emulate Bollywood garbage, please Pakistani artists, teach Bollywood how to act – and conduct themselves with dignity; which is blatantly lacking in their society.

    • Kaushal9884

      O yes !!!! and what is so beautifull about u??lol before coming to india i think u should have taken an educational toyr of ur own country…u must have known 75% of ur children cant read a sentence in urdu..for god sake ur national language…and ur actress are beautifull give me abreak bibi..ur actresses make up is so horrible like…..they get ready like its their wedding and as far as cheap dance goes…we knw how cheap pakistani society can go ..just gi to yohtube and type oakistan mujra…haha.
      Moreover we dnt make films for u guys….why u guys watch it if u hate it so much man….and poverty…lol ur country’s total foriegn reserves are lower than mukesh ambani’ money put together.ans as for the writer she could have simply titles this crap article ‘Why IHateIndia…
      ver

  • Adnan Sheikh

    haha n dont forget to mention the new upcoming song CHIKNI CHAMEELI haha i mean what the…. man. i wonder why Pakistani ppl are so unfortunate to follow the trends of india and their fashion forgot sake if u wana learn n watch n waste ur time so better watch hollywood movies

  • Adnan Sheikh

    very vast survey you have done my friend.. appreciated your blog

    • IluvMyIndia

      loser

  • Adnan Sheikh

    @Zeeshan.. still my friend Bollywood movies propagates most of the fake and the things which are far away from the reality..

    • Ada

      Commercial cinema is for entertainment, not for using as evidence in court of law that ALL movies must show reality only! Anyway, what you see in Indian movies is not that unreal either as being made out here. Yes, India is a country of contradictions which even the foreign tourists get surprised at.

  • Tkm47

    but u just can’t disagree one fact – to come up with 10 points of ur hatred for bollywood, it made you minutely observe bollywood’s various facets like trend of lyrics, names of actors, their gestures, film plots, dancing styles, celeb gossip news and what not! that’s the jadoo (magic) of bollywood!! even u could not escape. haha!!!

  • Atomicdarling

    Being an American and raised in a Hollywood loving family I have to say that Bollywood is my absolute favorite film genre. The movies are beautiful, energetic, light-hearted and so very fun. If im having a bad day any Shahrukh Khan film cheers me up. As for the glamorization of India that is a shame. I have a friend who recently returned from studying in India and was very saddened by the state of affairs in such a beautiful and cultural place. I would enjoy watching more films about realistic India. My friend and I have even gone so far as to study Hindi to better understand the films. I’m smitten with Bollywood.

  • http://www.zimainstitute.com/ career in bollywood

    U are not right totally, you have to think positively also.

  • Rohit

    U r so insecured………and of course a LOSER

  • IluvMyIndia

    Ok you know wat!! where ever you are from whether your indian or american it doesn’t give you the right to publish this stuff about india and bollywood! Keep it to yourself if you have to but don’t publish this.
    1. I wouldn’t be saying bollywood actors and actresses can’t act cause i’m pretty sure you can’t either. salman khan looks nothing like an orangutang and he is a great actor so is srk! He is in his forties and he’s still famous! Thats a good thing!
    2. If you don’t like songs then skip them because thats what makes a film good. and mountain tops and things like that are beautiful.
    3. Sure India is filled with poverty but not in all places. Try visiting every single village and city in India before you speak. Look at mumbai, it has poverty but it is also very rich.
    4. The endings are real. Unlike america, India has sense. We know whats right and why would you be forced to marry someone else when you don’t love them? Its funny how your saying that when America has the highest divorce rate in the world.
    5. Maybe Pakistan follows bollywood celebrities because most actors are Islam like Shahrukh KHAN, Salman KHAN, Imran KHAN, and many others.
    6. Its not a bad thing, and those girls in the songs are there for a purpose. Its part of the plot genius. Plus where did you get the whole Shiela Ki Javani deal? From way your saying I don’t think you live in India, so how should you know!
    7. Thats because bollywood films are famous everywhere! Duh!
    8. Its not rubbish, its comedy and its better than anything the U.S can come up with. This is modern day life. Catch Up!
    9. People wanna be in bollywood movies cuz they are famous and are rarely flop movies.
    10. Again that is bollywood! Deal with it!!!
    Next time think before you speak!
    Jai Hind!!!

  • Saha Khan

    i agree on that point that most of the actress dont even know the A B C of acting but they are there just because of the look they have like katrina.
    visit for more exciting bollywood news

  • dhillon

    pakistan is too filled with slums u don’t even have electricity in many of your parts and in comparison ur poverty line is bit more worsen then india

    • M.Saeed

      Dhillon, you need to visit slums of two countries to make a realistic comparison. It is unimaginable in Pakistan that, people live entire lives on pavement right from birth till death. Dour k Dhool not always no suhaane.

  • moom

    TRUE TRUE TRUE

  • Abhijit

    pak have no culture….this is the main problem……..they have no choice. truth is they r dying…….

    • M.Saeed

      Your sadistic coquette cannot become universal truth on your self-centred whims.

  • http://www.facebook.com/junaid.yousaf.14 Junaid Yousaf

    great i do agree with you…

  • Saurabh Medade

    How the Hell You can say this ???

    Just Because U are Pakistani ??
    I thank God that i will never have to watch pakistani Movies ..
    and Bollywood Is at Number 1 Not 2nd now !!

    Any HOW Bollywood Rocks
    The music the acting comedy drama
    KEEPS PEOPLE HAPPY !!

  • Anonymous

    Hey I am Indian and have just one advice for you, please learn to face criticism.

    And now one request – “you pakis” sound demeaning. Pakistani has as much right to criticize Bollywood as any Indian or anyone else in the world.

    Rather than abusing the critics, why not thank them and try to improve if it makes sense?

  • itsjust_me

    What in the actual hell is this article? Bollywood’s not bad, it’s pretty amazing.

  • Vishal Raj

    Thats true bro. this Pornywood (so called BOLLYWOOD) spoiled the social mind everywhere in India, in Pakistan or whereever it goes. many of the actors (called ‘stars’, ‘kings’ ….WTF) are scandle makers & criminals. even factresses(???) are also chain smokers, alchohlic. more than 80-90% movies made in this industry are either
    copied from south Indian movies or from Hollywood & to hide their
    inability to create some new by one’s own creativity, they gives this
    process a very sweet name “REMAKE”!……. bull shit . now the doors
    of this indstry is widely opened for porn stars from all over the
    world. canadian porn actress SUNNY LEON just entered there to shake her
    ass on pornywood’s porny songs. & now another porny bitch named
    Priya anjali rai is about to step in. just tell me is there any chance for the art of true acting ????

  • Kunal Mehta

    Watever you had written is true in some sense but i think we should respect everyones hardwork and as we also live in india we should not forget that bollywood is also born in india only & i had created a website of bollywood music lyrics please check out the link below: http://lyricsmusic.org/

    • mulla4sale

      Nojeba Haider, this article is very interesting, considering it comes from someone with little knowledge of ground realities, presumably, living in the ultra right wing madrassa-infested Islamist Republic of Pakistan. Bollywood churns out over 1,000 movies a year. That is more than Hollywood. The combined cumulative impact of the Bollywood film industry, directly and indirectly, is over US$ 8bn annually and supports almost 2 million jobs. FYI, Shah Rukh Khan (net worth approx. US$ 700 Million as per Forbes and international accountancy estimates and being the richest male actor on the planet earth – richer than Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher, Clint Eastwood, Marlon Brando’s estate, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Adam Sandler, etc.), Salman Khan (net worth about 50% of SRK) and Aamir Khan (net worth almost 40% of SRK) have managed to do so in the face of fierce competition within and outside of Bollywood. Public wanted more of them. and Public is always right. Incidentally, SRK is already being pegged to be the first Billion dollar net worth male actor by the next summer Olympics in 2016. This will be the first for a male actor anywhere in the world to join the Billion Dollar club. More Power to the icons of Bollywood.It took them a hundred years but Indian have arrived at the world scene with almost 1/5th of the global population and almost 1/3rd of the global population understanding Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Bengali, etc. the market potential for Bollywood’s meteoric growth is unstoppable. You talk of Jim Morrison of The Doors – he died of drug overdose as he was a junkie. So was Janis Joplin and Jimmie Hendrix and others that followed. Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd died from extensive drug abuse in 2006 and the Rolling Stones have publicly admitted their indulgences in drugs and debauchery. All this does not mean that they were not loved by the public – public that ultimately is the deciding force – accept it or be written out of history.

  • harry

    If Bollywood is that bad, why on earth people from Indonesia to Africa, from Morrocco to Mali, watches them? Hindi films are the only alternative to English movies. Do not watch them if you do not like it. Let others enjoy the show.

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