Timing is everything in B.C. politics. And wouldn't you know, it's also the essence of thousands of Bollywood films. A chance meeting that develops into forbidden love? Bollywood. The moment the evil uncle clunks granny on the head and makes off with the family fortune, leaving the heroine a pauper? Bollywood. But who thought India's prolific Hindi film industry would be at the centre of a dramatic saga of its own, playing out on location over the next five months across British Columbia's political soundstage?
Premier welcomes The Times of India Film Awards to B.C. More Travel Vancouver will see Bollywood's most glamorous stars as
Aditya Jha: IIFA Toronto, a $12 million largesse of Government of Ontario helped build the "Year of India in Canada" excitement
It makes sense that the Canadian media would cover the IIFA with such fervour. After all, Indians are a proud people who love their culture and Bollywood is an integral part of it. And yet, India has a darker side to its cultural traditions that nobody desires to address.
The fans were screaming, the media running and the celebrities dancing -- yes, it was the 2011 International Indian Film
The International Indian Film Academy awards show was an epic of Bollywood proportions, starting 90 minutes late and clocking in at a staggering five hours. Yet that didn't seem to faze too many in the audience as they filed out at two in the morning, stars still in their eyes.
Blurring the boundaries between Hollywood and Bollywood, Breakaway brings Bollywood flair to Hollywood actors, all while showcasing Toronto and its unique Indo-Canadian population.