Bollywood superstars: Paris exhibition delves into a century of Indian cinema
04 November 2023 | 3:10 am
In this special edition of Access Asia, we're at Paris's Quai Branly museum, where a new exhibition, "Bollywood superstars", looks back at a century of the Indian film industry. With more than 2,000 movies per year, Bollywood is the biggest movie industry in the world. It evolved from performing arts and silent films to today's big blockbusters. We speak to the exhibition's co-curator Julien Rousseau, as well as Mahina Khanum, a Bollywood dancer and choreographer. Plus, we explore how India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is increasingly using the country's cinema to push its Hindu nationalist agenda.
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