Bollywood

Spy Thriller 'Raazi' Steals Show At Bollywood's Oscars

Spy thriller "Raazi" stole the night at Bollywood's answer to the Oscars, taking best film and best actress for its young star Alia Bhatt in Mumbai where the glitzy awards gala was held for the first time since being established two decades ago.Megastar Ranveer Singh won best actor for his role in the controversial "Padmaavat", a historical action movie that enraged Hindu radicals but was an international success.

The Bollywood Dream Factory In Mumbai's Slums

In a windowless attic in Dharavi in Mumbai, one of Asia's biggest slums, some are looking to become a Bollywood star -- or at least get a bit part.It is in this studio, accessible via a narrow ladder and rope, that larger-than-life Baburao Ladsaheb offers what a hand-painted sign calls "Five Star Acting Dancing Fighting Classes"."I've been running these classes for 35 years and have trained over 15,000 students," says Ladsaheb, taking a break from classes where he blows a whistle as his pupils learn the steps to famous Bollywood dances.

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