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You can even celebrate Bollywood with people in Oceania and South America.

Hollywood have even started working together, creating such films as Bride and Prejudice to reach wider American audiences. You won’t be hard pressed to find a fellow fan of Bollywood in American culture.

From top: photography by Haags Uitburo and Ana Raquel S. Hernandes


more about the culture. And if the most popular centers of Bollywood entertainment don’t interest you, you can celebrate this lively culture with fans throughout many other countries in Asia, from Japan to Uzbekistan to Jordan and even Pakistan.

This popular film industry continues to grow, and you can see and feel Bollywood’s reach in many different countries. You can even celebrate Bollywood with people in Oceania and South America, though the industry is not as commonly popular in those areas of the world. Still, Bollywood, with its large dance numbers and musical appeal, continues to expand its influence and reach people all over the globe. Where will you see a Bollywood film next?

—Bethany Hailstone

Head over to Africa, and you will still find friends of the Hindi film industry. The culture and excitement of Bollywood can be found thriving in Morocco, and such films even reach into Nigeria, where their popularity has been growing for more than 40 years. From Egypt to South Africa, you can find these talent-driven films throughout many places in the African continent.


When you visit southern Asia, you will experience Bollywood’s center of popularity. But you don’t have to stay there to experience the culture. Bollywood is also reaching larger markets. Just a little farther north, Bollywood’s song, dance, and culture are starting to gain popularity in China. The combination of influences in India and China reaches millions of people, providing plenty of opportunity to experience and learn

Left: “Dances of India” has become an annual event in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Top: Bollywood dancers even perform at the International Holland Dance Festival, a large festival that lasts nearly an entire month. Bottom: Bollywood-influenced art expands in Mumbai, India, and across the globe. ◀ 47

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