As we know, American film industry is referred as Hollywood. The American film industry is called so because the film industry emerged at the place called Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA(Correct me if I am wrong). The place adopted the name Hollywood which is informally known as Tinseltown.
But my question is not about Hollywood but the Hindi film Industry. This is widely referred as Bollywood.
From the Wikipedia page of Bollywood:
Bollywood is the sobriquet for India's Hindi language film industry, based in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is more formally referred to as Hindi cinema. The term "Bollywood" is often used by non-Indians as a synecdoche to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; however, Bollywood proper is only a part of the larger Indian film industry, which includes other production centres producing films in many other Indian languages. There is no place in India called Bollywood like the Hollywood.
Many people prefer calling it as Hindi film industry and against naming film industries with wood. There are other film industries in India too in other languages. Eg: Telugu film industry is named as Tollywood, Tamil industry is named Kollywood etc., Here is the list of Hollywood inspired nicknames.
- Who is the creator of the word Bollywood?
- Since when did the word become popular?