India’s Bollywood Ban

Sepaaratist groups in northeast India are calling for a ban on Bollywood movies. “They say the Hindi-language films undermine local culture and values, and that erotic song and dance sequences are a bad influence on young people. A ban is already in effect in Manipur state, forcing many cinemas to shut down or find other sources of income. The cinema owners and distributors say the move to ban the films would only lead to greater piracy.”