The Big Break: Bollywood Documentary Repeat


Making it in the town where the music never stops, the cinemas are always full and fashion, culture and society are shaped by film stars. It's no wonder so many foreigners let the lights of Bollywood go to their heads. We hear from a few who flourish in that city by the Arabian sea.

*Please note this documentary is only accessible in Canada *

Part Two of The Current

The Big Break: Bollywood Documentary Repeat

Western audiences know Bollywood films for their frantic energy, their elaborate dancing and their pounding music. But because of the language barrier, the hundreds and hundreds of Bollywood films made each year are appreciated mainly by Indian audiences. But not always.

Some Westerners are so enthralled, they want to be part of it. Bollywood beckons with promises of work for foreign actors. But just like the other film capital, the road to stardom is strewn with failed pretty boys and yesterday's brunettes ... though a select few really do make it.

Karima El Azizi is a freelance journalist in Mumbai. Her documentary is called The Big Break.

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