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Why is Bollywood called Bollywood?

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asked Jul 5, 2013 in Old by Deleted User Id - 0

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Bollywood is inspired from the term Tollywood(bengali film industry) which is further inspired from Hollywood.Bombay+hindi film industry=Bollywood

answered Jul 5, 2013 by Deleted User Id - 0
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Hollywood exist as physical place.. wt abt Bollywood ?    Diff  question but i want to know)
Bollywood does not exist as a physical place.
but there shd be a place " bollywood "    
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Bollywood was inspired from the bengali film industry which is called Tollywood(it is based in Tollygunge,a place in Kolkata,tollywood was later also used by the telugu industry).....Because the hindi film industry was based in Bombay(starts with b)...Similarly other industries also were named,like another tollywood came,the telugu industry(telugu starts with t).....

answered Jul 5, 2013 by Navoarsenal All Time best! (267,400 points)
edited Jul 21, 2014 by dipokbarman

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