Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hollywood in Bollowood country

Indians are passionate about movies, and you find Bollywood stars staring at you from the most unexpected places.

But what you do not expect to find are cardboard cutouts of Hollowood stars gracing the front of a roadside barber shop.

Is my surprise an example of stereotyping? Just because the people likely to patronise the establishment are unlikely to be fluent in English doesn't necessarily mean they can't be passionate about Hollywood movies, does it?
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Anonymous said...

Great shot!

Ann Elle Altman said...

It's surprising the number of folks that like things from other countries. There are always the curious.


Patricia Stoltey said...

Excellent photo! I watch a lot of movies and often rent foreign films from a wide range of countries (using the subtitles, of course). Getting a glimpse of other cultures is an added bonus of some films, but sometimes pure entertainment is fun. Bollywood films are definitely great entertainment, so I would imagine they'd appeal to anyone who enjoys music, wonderful color, romance, and drama, all in one.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Fiona - thanks

@ Ann - that is true, I guess

@ Patricia - thank you. Bollywood movies are great when all you want to do is shut your brains off and just enjoy the entertainment, isn't it?


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