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Bole To... Bollywood

From a theatre near you, the Hindi film has now moved into our lives and consciousness

Bole To...
Bollywood
Jitender Gupta
Bole To... Bollywood
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She can definitely dance and she can even carry a tune. But a generation ago, Suparna Sood’s world would probably have centred around her businessman husband and kids, her interaction with filmi duniya limited to the occasional visit to movie theatres, songs on Vividh Bharati, Chitrahaar, the Sunday TV movie, Neeta’s Natter, perhaps a hairstyle or sleeve flounce made trendy by a screen diva.

In the 2008 version, however, she is a one-woman Bollywood dissemination machine. Ghunghroos go chhan-chhan-chhan as females from 4 to 40 troop into the basement of her Noida house, getting their jhatkas and matkas right under the gaze of the large Nataraja painted on the wall of her psychedelic studio. They aren’t just dancing for Him. With a social calendar brimming with housing society functions, Bollywood-themed birthday parties, Teej, Diwali and Holi celebrations, mehendis and sangeets, those rigorously rehearsed twists, turns, gyrations and thrusts will all be put to good use.

Suparna’s Bollywood day, meanwhile, is not...

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