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Hindi cinema, often metonymously referred to as Bollywood, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry, based in the city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), Maharashtra, India. The term being a portmanteau of "Bombay" and "Hollywood", Bollywood is a part of the larger cinema of India (also known as Indywood), which includes other production centers producing films in other Indian languages. Linguistically, Bollywood films tend to use a colloquial dialect of Hindi-Urdu, or Hindustani, mutually intelligible to both Hindi and Urdu speakers, while modern Bollywood films also increasingly incorporate elements of Hinglish.

Indian cinema is the world's largest film industry in terms of film production, with an annual output of 1,986 feature films , and Bollywood is its largest film producer, with 364 Hindi films produced annually . Bollywood represents 43% of Indian net box office revenue, while Tamil and Telugu cinema represent 36%, and the rest of the regional cinema constitute 21%, . Bollywood is thus one of the largest centers of film production in the world. According to certain news outlets, in terms of ticket sales in 2001, Indian cinema sold an estimated 3.6 billion tickets annually across the globe, compared to Hollywood's 2.6 billion tickets sold.

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Kareena Kapoor
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is a 2012 Indian romantic comedy film written and directed by debutant Shakun Batra. The film was produced by Karan Johar and Hiroo Yash Johar under the banner of Dharma Productions, alongside Ronnie Screwvala of UTV Motion Pictures. The film features Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor (pictured) in lead roles, with Ratna Pathak Shah, Boman Irani and Ram Kapoor in supporting roles. It centers around an uptight architect named Rahul Kapoor, living in Las Vegas, who loses his job and, following a night of debauchery, accidentally marries a free-spirited hairstylist named Riana Braganza. After mutually deciding to annul the marriage, Rahul begins a one-sided attraction for Riana, which threatens to ruin their newly found friendship. Development of the film began in 2010, when Johar signed Batra and Khan for a film to be made under his banner. Inspired by the Woody Allen style of film-making, Ayesha Devitre and Batra worked on the script, with principal photography taking place in Vegas, Los Angeles, Pataudi and Mumbai. The music of the film was composed by Amit Trivedi with lyrics written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Originally slated to release during the fall of 2011, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu eventually released on February 10, 2012, to positive critical notice, with major praise directed to Khan and Kapoor's performance. Made on a budget of 36 crore (US$5.0 million), the film earned a domestic total of 39.75 crore (US$5.5 million), thereby emerging as a moderate box-office success.

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Genelia D'Souza
Genelia D'Souza (born 5 August 1987) is an Indian actress, model, and host. She has appeared in Telugu-, Hindi-, Tamil-, Kannada-, and Malayalam-language films. After gaining wide attention in a Parker Pen commercial with Amitabh Bachchan, D'Souza began her film career with Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003. She was recognized for her role in Boys the same year, and later established herself in Telugu cinema by acting in several films between 2003 and 2005. D'Souza received her first Filmfare Award in 2006 for her performance in the Telugu romantic film, Bommarillu. In 2008, she gave critically acclaimed performances in Santosh Subramaniam, a Tamil remake of Bommarillu, and the Bollywood movie Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na. Having acted in several commercially successful movies in Telugu and Tamil, D'Souza has established herself as one of the leading actresses of the South Indian film industry. In addition to movie acting, D'Souza has hosted the television show Big Switch, and is the brand ambassador of several foreign companies in India.

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Credit: Presidential Press and Information Office (Russia)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, with Yash Chopra, Shahrukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor (l-r) on the sets of the film Ra.One in Mumbai

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