Now Bollywood to be Made in China

A good friend of mine in business school who is from China kept saying in class: "China is the world's factory". While that is certainly a true statement as far as global business is concerned, it is now true to a certain extent of Bollywood.

Interesting read on Forbes.com today on a movie called Made in China. Starring Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone. Glad that Bollywood is covered in Forbes, although they ought to get some of their writings proof-read by someone who knows his or her Bollywood. For instance, the article translates Salaam-E-Ishq (2006) to 'Hail Love'. No! Salaam-E-Ishq translated into English should be more like 'Salute of Love'.

Oh, now, by the way, Hollywood is apparently starting to have an impact on Bollywood too...

Hollywood studio Warner Bros. said Thursday it is backing the Hindi-language movie "Made in China," the first Indian film to be shot on location in China."Made in China" features Akshay Kumar as Sidhu, a Mumbai cook who is mistaken as a kung fu hero, Warner Bros. said in a statement. The movie also stars Deepika Padukone. Nikhil Advani will direct, working with Ramesh Sippy Productions.

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