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What is the origin of words Bollywood, Hollywood, Tollywood?

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What is the origin of words Bollywood, Hollywood, Tollywood?
posted Jul 5, 2017 by Mukul Chag

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Hollywood - District in Los Angeles in USA and it is famous for movie studios and celebrities, and Hollywood is now synonymous with Cinema of USA. Hence the name Hollywood.

Bollywood - It is used with Hindi Cinema based in Bombay mostly, often even Indian Cinema is referred to as Bollywood in international circles. The term is a derivative of Bombay and Hollywood.

Tollywood - It is used with Telugu Cinema now a days, but it is used even with Bengali cinema too. Technically Tollywood should refer to Bengali film industry as Bengali Cinema is based in Tolly Gunj, a place in Kolkata and hence the name - Tollywood. But since Telugu cinema is now popular and even it adopted the name Tollywood.

answer Jul 8, 2017 by Ati Kumar
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