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Indian Bollywood Film Industry Hub in Mumbai, Andheri near Infinity Mall,New Link Road, Lokhandwala
Indian Bollywood Film Industry Hub in Mumbai, Andheri near Infinity Mall, City mall, New Link Road, near Lokhandwala Complex. About 90% Film, Entertainment Industry Corporate Houses, Production Houses in this area. Lokhandwala Complex.
Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri, also known as Lokhandwala, is a large residential and commercial neighbourhood in Mumbai, India. It is approximately 5 km from Andheri station. The name Lokhandwala comes from the name of the developer with the construction firm being Lokhandwala Constructions Pvt. Ltd. It was the primary developer of the suburb of Versova, which was previously basically a marshland.
When Siraj Lokhandwala, proprietor of Lokhandwala Constructions, spotted the vast marshland in the area of Versova in 1978 he decided to purchase the area for development. He was discouraged by every broker in Mumbai from buying the land, simply because they felt that no one would wish to live at a comparative distance from the old centre of Mumbai. Today, however, Lokhandwala Complex is one of the most eagerly aspired to and most desirable suburbs of Mumbai.
A veritable who's who of Bollywood stars live in Lokhandwala, which has become home to many movie stars over the last twenty years. The list includes some of the finest actors, film directors, film writers,producers and most of the people who are working in Indian Film and Television Industry. Many of the NRIs Non-Resident Indians also have second homes here. Lokhandwala has many shopping malls, large cinemas, clubs, parks, fitness centres, small to very large luxurious apartments and it is well connected to the rest of the city with excellent public transport facilities. It is 10 km from airport, 5 km from Andheri Station. Trains from Andheri Station to Churchgate reach in 33 minutes.
Some of the famous residential landmarks of Lokhandwala include Golden Heights, Royal Accord, Green Acres, Oberoi Sky Gardens, Royal Resorts and Oberoi Sky Heights. There are several gardens in Lokhandwala which reserve a green patch in the middle. They also serve as venues for a yoga club, comedy club, senior citizens activities, sports meetings for children, etc. Developer Vikas Walavalkar has developed Walavalkar Park which is adjudged by him as as the best park of 5000 meters and more. This is very popular among health-conscious residents of area. There is a jogging track adjoining the Lokhandwala back road.
Bollywood is the sobriquet for the Hindi language film industry based in Mumbai, the most populous city of the Republic of India. It is more formally referred to as Hindi cinema. The term "Bollywood" is often loosely used as a synecdoche to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; however, Bollywood proper is only a part of the larger Indian film industry, which includes other production centres producing films in many other Indian languages.
Bollywood is one of the largest film producers in India, representing 43% of the net box office revenue, while Telugu and Tamil cinema represent 36%, and the rest of the regional cinema constitutes 21% as of 2014. Bollywood is also one of the largest centers of film production in the world. Bollywood is also one of the biggest film industries in the world in terms of the number of people employed and the number of films produced. In 2011, over 3.5 billion tickets were sold across the globe which in comparison is 900,000 tickets more than Hollywood.Bollywood produced 252 films in 2014 out of a total of 1969 films produced in Indian cinema.
Bollywood film music is called filmi music (from Hindi, meaning "of films"). Songs from Bollywood movies are generally pre-recorded by professional playback singers, with the actors then lip synching the words to the song on-screen, often while dancing. While most actors, especially today, are excellent dancers, few are also singers. One notable exception was Kishore Kumar, who starred in several major films in the 1950s while also having a stellar career as a playback singer. K. L. Saigal, Suraiyya, and Noor Jehan were also known as both singers and actors. Some actors in the last thirty years have sung one or more songs themselves.
Many Indian artists used to make a living by hand-painting movie billboards and posters (The well-known artist M.F. Hussain used to paint film posters early in his career). This was because human labour was found to be cheaper than printing and distributing publicity material.