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NYT: Hollywood Starts Making Bollywood Films in India

NYT: Hollywood Starts Making Bollywood Films in India

An Indian woman in a flowing beaded gown glides through a pond. A mosquito net brushes over her lover. And to insistent drumbeats of the Indian heartland, a dancing phalanx of tunic-clad women twirls. These images appear in the trailer of a forthcoming movie, “Saawariya.” The melodramatic film, whose Hindi title means “beloved,” has an Indian director and cast. Its characters speak Hindi and burst into eight song-and-dance numbers. It is, in other words, vintage Bollywood–but for one thing. It is brought to you by Hollywood. Anand Giridharadas reports.

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