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Season 2007 Episode 1005

The Seductive World of Indian Cinema

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The Seductive World of Indian Cinema
King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema with the author Anupama Chopra, leading filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, and Bollywood expert and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at NYU Tejaswini Ganti. The discussion is moderated by Richard Allen, Chair of Cinema Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts.Bollywood, a $1.5 billion industry, produces more movies than any other film industry in the world. Anupama Chopra, leading film critic and Bollywood insider, examines how Bollywood became a huge sensation not only in India but also internationally, in her latest book King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema.Asia Society's Asia Circle brings together a distinguished group of experts to provide an insider's view of the colorful, unusual and fascinating world of Bollywood. In a discussion that will range from the mass appeal of Bollywood to how the industry is a reflection of India's own socio-economic landscape, panelists will explore the myriad facets of the phenomenon that is Bollywood - Asia Societymoreless

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