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18 Things Every Non-Desi Bollywood Fan Can Relate To

Because nobody knows what it's like to not be Indian and live a filmy life like you do.

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1. You are compelled to give lengthy lectures to people who call Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi Bollywood films.

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Listen to me and listen well — Just because a movie has an Indian cast, it doesn't mean it's a Bollywood film!

3. So you try your best to pick up as much Hindi words as you can.

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...or learn it online or through phrasebooks. You hope that one day you won't need to rely on subtitles to know what's happening in a Bollywood film.

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5. Asking (or forcing) friends to watch a Bollywood film can be a true struggle.

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But watching a Bollywood film with them can be even more difficult.

Dear friend, please don't judge me for loving movies that feature scenes defying the laws of gravity and plain reality.

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10. You have followed your favourite Bollywood actors on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, you and obsess over their posts.

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Like, comment, share, favourite, retweet — Gosh, you can be creepy sometimes.

11. You have also followed Bollywood news pages and subscribed to magazines to stay updated.

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They rarely post about Kim Kardashian, too – and that's a plus!

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14. One of the reasons why you're dying to go to India is to attend a promotional event of a film starring your favourite hero or heroine.

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And, by some luck, be seen in their selfie. "I swear, that's me right there!" *points at a tiny unrecognisable head in the photo*

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16. Quite often, you also feel the urge to make a Bollywood reference in conversations…

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However, you know that the people around you won't get you anyway, so you don't. Bummer.

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