It is with great pleasure that I hosted this week's theme at Gothic Arches challenge and I chose "Bollywood". Thought it would be fun to do a little research to find out just what Bollywood is all about.
You take the colorful culture of Bombay India (which is now Mumbai) and combine it with the theatrical film industry of Hollywood and you get ... "Bollywood". Per Bollyworld.com, Bollywood films are usually musicals. Few movies are made without at least one song-and-dance number. Indian audiences expect full value for their money; they want songs and dances, love interest, comedy and dare-devil thrills, all mixed up in a three hour long extravaganza with intermission. Such movies are called masala movies, after the spice mixture masala. Like masala, these movies have everything. Hope you enjoyed the history lesson and have fun making your arch. :)