Bollywood is known as the nickname for the popular Indian cinema industry. It gets its name from mixing the two names Bombay and Hollywood. Bombay is the original name for Mumbai before it changed its name back to Mumbai. Mumbai is the capital city of Bollywood and the birthplace of Indian cinema. Mumbai, Maharashtra is the equivalent to Hollywood, California. Maharashtra is one of 28 states that combine to make the overpopulated country India. Mumbai has a population of about 18 million people and is one of the most populated cities in the world. Bollywood is very similar to Hollywood. Aspiring models, singers, actors and actresses all come to Mumbai searching for their big break the same way people go to Hollywood search for success in the movie industry. Considering that there are way more movies released in Bollywood than in Hollywood, it would be common sense to conclude that there is a better chance for one to fulfill their aspirations in Mumbai than in Hollywood.
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