Shilpa Shetty
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Bollywood cinema: 10 lesser-known facts

3 May 2013 Last updated at 20:24 BST

Bollywood and other India-made movies have been expanding their reach overseas and last year the industry made $140 million dollars at foreign box offices.

Long popular with diaspora communities - the UK, US and UAE are by far the largest export markets for Indian films.

But increasingly they are being dubbed into other languages, and gaining a less conventional international following too, as BBC correspondents from around the world report.