What is "Bollywood"?

If you have done much interent surfing you have no doubt come across the term "Bollywood" in your travels. What does "Bollywood" mean? Is it some internet jargon for a section of Hollywood - no. How about a made up name just for an internet site that just caught on everywhere (that was what I originally thought) - but no again.

Bollywood refers to the Indian movie industry that centers around Mumbai. Mumbai was formerly known as Bombay and the "B" from Bombay was combined with Hollywood to form "Bollywood". So now you know.

Also on the same subject, do you realize that the Indian movie industry is larger in the amount of movies turned out every year than in the rest of the world? That's a lot of film.

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