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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.


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.


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.

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


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.

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*


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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