by KIRAN SHARMA, Nikkei
MUMBAI/SINGAPORE — Indian cinema is making its way to screens around the world and making waves. Bollywood, as the mainstream Hindi-language film industry is popularly known, has produced superstars like Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan whose paychecks rival — or even surpass — those of Hollywood A-listers.
The film industry has also caught Hollywood’s eye, with moguls cozying up to their Bollywood counterparts. And while the stereotype of the song-and-dance epic is hard to shake, filmmakers are cultivating a wider audience with more nuanced productions.