Bollywood has been a great influence on the Indian society since the very beginning. It has helped in disseminating powerful messages to the audiences. It is the popular term for Hindi language film industry that is based in Mumbai. Bollywood stands for the mainstream Hindi cinema.

The term is derived from the words ‘Bombay’ (former name of Mumbai) and ‘Hollywood’. Along with the film industries of South India and other states of the country, Bollywood is known as the world’s largest film industry in terms of producing the highest number of feature films. It is an industry that generates good amount of employment opportunities for people in the creative and other related fields. Bollywood stars enjoy huge popularity and fan following. They are the Indian celebrities that people love to follow.

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