Term 'Bollywood' is derogatory, according to this BJP leader
Bharatiya Janata Party's General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has found a new project- to change the name of Bollywood to something that isn't 'derogatory'. Vijayvargiya plans to write to newly appointed I&B Minister, Rajyavardhan Rathore seeking ways to discourage its use. His problem with the term 'Bollywood' is that it was coined by BBC condescendingly to show Hindi movies were a blatant copy of Hollywood.
Vijayvargiya has already launched a social media campaign
Vijayvargiya claims affluent filmmaker Subhash Ghai discussed this issue with him at BJP headquarters a few days ago. He said Ghai told him about BBC's role in coining the term Bollywood. "We just adopted the term used to ridicule our film industry," he added. A social media campaign titled #DontCallItBollywood has already been launched and he plans to express his discontent to Rathore soon.
How can we copy English film industry, asks Vijayvargiya
"We had great filmmakers like Satyajit Ray and Dadasaheb Phalke. We have made such brilliant films. How can we just concede that we were copying the English film industry," Vijayvargiya asked. He wants the term to be banned in media.
To make a point, Vijayvargiya used box office figures too
Adding the film industry has been doing stupendous business, Vijayvargiya said, "In India, films are made in more than two dozen languages and films like 'Dangal' had collected Rs. 1,600 crore and 'Baahubali 2' over Rs. 2,000 crore." He pointed out Vajpayee-led NDA government conferred industry status to movies business, freeing it off mafia control. He further added using 'Bollywood' just showed 'slave mentality'.