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What's the secret of Bollywood's appeal that manages to cross over? Khan believes "it is our stories, which are about relationships and love, and are understood by everyone".
Hindi cinema may have takers across the world but ironically, the term Bollywood has a derogatory connotation. Says Bachchan, "The term is now introduced in the Oxford dictionary, but it is still a terrible word and not reflective of what we really are. We still need a more indigenous name." Johar believes that even though it is mock terminology, "we have to accept that Bollywood is accepted globally. But we need to be careful with its usage domestically".