After Kangana Ranaut's tweet, do you think Bollywood should consider to rename itself?

Would renaming Bollywood bring about drastic changes and pull the industry out from its current situation? Read on to know more.
Kangana Ranaut's tweet on renaming Bollywood. After Kangana Ranaut's tweet, do you think Bollywood should consider to rename itself?
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With every passing week, the Hindi film industry witnesses a new controversy or some celebrity makes headlines for various reasons. The last few months have been a testament to this fact. From fingers being raised at various personalities from the Hindi film industry to actresses being targeted in the Bollywood drug nexus case, the country's most popular film industry has been attacked from all quarters. While some politicians have taken potshots, some actors have voiced their thoughts on nepotism and groupism in the industry. 

The latest attack was by Kangana Ranaut who put forth an idea that wasn't quite heard before. The 'Thalaivi' actress took to Twitter to reject the term 'Bollywood' saying it is a term that has been copied from Hollywood. Kangana's jibe comes amidst a sea of criticism that the actress has levelled against her co-stars and the Bollywood fraternity in general. 

She had tweeted, "There are ARTISTS  and there are BHANDS there is INDIAN FILM INDUSTRY and there is BOLLYWOOD #IndiaRejectBollywood  most ridiculous word BOLLYWOOD itself copied and stolen from HOLLYWOOD. Please reject this derogatory word #IndiaRejectBollywood." 

There's no denying that Bollywood is a linguistic blend from the word Hollywood which is actually a place situated in Los Angeles, California and is significant of the movie business in the west. However, the actress' tweet got us thinking if Bollywood should actually be renamed. 

Well, if references in movies are anything to go by, veteran actors and industry big wigs are anyway not too fond of the term. Hindi film industry if often the preferred address. However, Bollywood is a massive industry with a history of films, artists and those who work behind the scenes that makes it larger than life. 

This is the same Bollywood that actresses like Kangana entered a few years ago and became recognised worldwide for their talented acting chops and received accolades. Even if, imagine for a second, Bollywood was renamed to Hinglish cinema or Bolly Entertainment, would it take away the fact that the industry continues to occupy the biggest market in Indian cinema or would the entertainment value of films would drop?  

Bollywood, Tollywood or Mollywood, irrespective of which film industry, it is built upon the shoulders of talented people. Right from background artists on sets and spot boys to lead actors and directors, it is the people that bring name, fame and recognition to the industry through their work. And yes there may be a few bad seeds along the way, but does that take away its credibility and years of reputation? As Shakespeare once said, what's in a name?

Let us know your thoughts on the same in the comments below. 

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Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Did anyone watch past Priyanka interview on Stephen Colbert? She said the exact same thing. After, she asked,"Why wood?" and Colbert smiled, quite aware she made a point. I wish you could run the video just to realize this is not original

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Most apt change would be from bollywood to bullywood.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

BIG NO.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Bollywood has been in existence way before Kangana came to bollywood actually that’s one of the main reason Kangana came to bollywood. If she didn’t like it why didn’t she go to South and do the other movies? She wanted the glitz and glamour of bollywood but since no one likes her now she wants to destroy it. Kangana need to realize bollywood is way bigger than her. She came and she’ll go but bollywood is here to stay. India needs bollywood like it or hate it bollywood put India on the map.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

We the public will not like any imitations and fake SS . We want our art form to have a name that represents us not Hollywood!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

It's time kangana aunty open an charity centre and so good for society You have earned enough and don't stand for elections you will be escape goat for your mentor and party failure

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

What is her great achievement in Bollywood btw she goes on & on about everything ..neither is she commercially successful like Madhuri/ Sridevi or critically acclaimed like Shabana / Smitha... she's just an average actress and the way she is burning bridges and antagonising everyone will certainly not help her career

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

To screw you all upside down is her great achievement! We love it!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Kangana should marry KRK and have some kids. She is fully frustrated

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Kangana should leave bollywood and start her own industry with BJP and bhakts and call whatever she wants

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Try to settle down sweetie ... You are getting older ... Before you become a stereotypical nuisance

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

You should first marry your ISI agent and them comment about others , Crappy BullyMafiaWood

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

LOL ... Bollywood is divorcing itself from Kangana relevancy ... Everyone can sense it. SHE WILL GLOW UNTIL THE PYRE DIMS.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

HAGNA IS TWEETING OR CHANDALNI CHANDEL

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

First Kangana should consider to name herself to hide somewhere. She has no idea what Bollywood is going to do with her.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Yup every Bollywood member shud file lots of defamation cases on Hagna.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

NO BUT I THINK KANGANA SHOULD CHANGE HER NAME INSTEAD, AS SHE RAN AWAY FROM HOME AT 15 AND SHACKED UP WITH MARRIED ADITYA PANCHOLI I SUGGEST THE NAME BHAGNA

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

She bahaguing you BullIESDruggieMafiaWood

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Bhagna RanOut

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

whatever they call themselves they will remain kachra

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Haa Haa.. Bollywood Ka Naam Kangana Wood dakh do.. #Sarcasm.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Let’s be original and enough of this fakewannabe’s : calling themselves Bollywood ! She is absolutely right!!!!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

nope. we are ok with Bollywood.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Why the hell Bollywood shud rename its name. It was always Bollywood and always be Bollywood. This Hagna is no one to change its name. Not even Kapoor's of Khan's can change its name. BOLLYWOOD BOLLYWOOD BOLLYWOOD.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

No

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

As much I hate kangana but this statement I hate to say but I'am agree with her who in Earth came up with this nonsense Bollywood name, Indian film industry will be best because it will include south, north east and west ,I hate that word Bollywood

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Bollywood is correct. MOST OF THE HOLLYWOOD MOVIES, IDEAS, WESTERN CULTURE, INDIAN CHILDREN STUDYING ABROAD, PLASTIC SURGERY, CANCER TREATMENTS ETC IS SOUGHT AFTER AND COPIED THEN ITS OK TO DERIVE A NANE FROM HOLLYWOOD. COPYWOOD THO TEEKH NAHIN HOGA.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Copy nahi inspiration and adaptation bro

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

BOLLYWOOD ROCKS.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

She is making you BulliesDruggiesMafies run for your life !

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Yup but someone needs to tell it to this HAGNA RUN OUT

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