21 October, 2020

Starry Starry Blight

Ten pricks for the Bollywood bubble. An ultimate insider’s take.

Starry Starry Blight

Movies and filmstars, if anyone were to randomly do a poll in India, these would anyday be the most talked about subjects. We Indians love simply talking about Bollywood. I have personally seen friends coming to blows on whether Shahrukh Khan can act or whether Kaminey is a waste of time. It’s strange. Movies or actors are like vegetables. I may like cabbage, you may love beans. How can one be better than the other?

Having spent seven years in Bollywood, I am puzzled by how Bollywood works or is perceived by outsiders. For instance, most of us always want to know if a film is a hit or a flop.  When you eat at a restaurant, would you want to know if the owner has made a profit or loss? Or would you be more concerned about whether the food is good or bad?

I am convinced that most of these common ‘misjudged’ perceptions have been created by Bollywood and our media. If you don’t believe me, check out these top 10 lies that we often swallow as truth.

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