'India' in Bollywood movies
But its mighty interesting to note that Universities that include the University Of Manchester, University of California, Berkeley (UC, Berkeley) and Cardiff University are now offering courses on 'Bollywood'. In fact Stanford University has a student-initiated course titled, 'Running Around Trees: Exploring the Bollywood Song'.
Interestingly, it's not just the colour and fun that's getting these students hooked to such courses, but serious aspirations to build a career in India. Overseas students eager for a career stint in India find Bollywood flicks a useful medium to enhance their knowledge about the country.
I wonder if that's quite the wild goose chase. I am also reminded of what Kerala superstar Mamootty once remarked, that Bollywood cinema cannot be equated with Indian cinema. In fact a mere fourth of the total Indian films are from Bollywood. The rest come from other parts; a large number of this is from the South with Tamil movies leading the tally.
Hey, the closest I came to running around a tree was... best left unsaid :)
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