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  1. Bollywoodnoun

    the film industry of India


  1. Bollywoodnoun

    The Indian film industry located in Mumbai.


  1. Bollywood

    Bollywood is a song by American recording artist Liz Phair. The song was her first release after breaking from Capitol Records and Dave Matthews' record label, ATO Records, and discusses the discrimination and bureaucracy present in the music industry. It was released as the lead single from her sixth album, Funstyle, and was subject to negative reviews from critics, who criticized Phair's vocal performance and the production.


  1. bollywood

    Bollywood is a term used to refer to the Indian Hindi-language film industry that is based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is one of the largest centers of film production in the world. The term "Bollywood" is often used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema, although technically it refers only to the Hindi-language sector. This industry is characterized by its lengthly feature films with an emphasis on music and dancing sequences, melodramatic storylines, and a large number of characters.


  1. Bollywood

    Bollywood is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; however, it is only a part of the total Indian film industry, which includes other production centres producing films in multiple languages. Bollywood is the largest film producer in India and one of the largest centres of film production in the world. Bollywood is formally referred to as Hindi cinema. There has been a growing presence of Indian English in dialogue and songs as well. It is common to see films that feature dialogue with English words, phrases, or even whole sentences.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bollywood in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bollywood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Bollywood in a Sentence

  1. Gitesh Pandya:

    This could be huge for the years ahead, not only for Priyanka but for other stars out of Bollywood, because Hollywood does have a copycat mentality, so when something works, competitors want to do the same thing.

  2. Gitesh Pandya:

    It's certainly unprecedented for an A-list Bollywood actor, male or female, to land a major role on a major American network series.

  3. Charu Khurana:

    There are now more than 500 female make-up artists practising in Bollywood.

  4. Inox Leisure Ltd.:

    A lot of older Bollywood films were shot in Kashmir. We'd like Bollywood to come back, to create that same atmosphere.

  5. Lakshheish M Patel:

    People had seen how CHIT FUND turned out to be a scam and fraud and how the same was promoted by greedy bollywood celebrities and cricketers for money purpose. Now the same CHIT FUND seems to have taken a new avtaar of MUTUAL FUND n SIP

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