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Fixing Bollywood, in more ways than one

A promising actor's suicide exposes Bollywood's underbelly and the politics over India's wealthiest state


Most weekends, my golfing quartet includes a friend named Amos Ng, and it is the rare outing that he does not bring up Bollywood, which he seems to follow more closely than I do.

There are few Aamir Khan movies this Singaporean businessman has missed, and last weekend he surprised me by talking of another production called Bahubali, of which I was not aware.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 09, 2020, with the headline 'Fixing Bollywood, in more ways than one'. Print Edition | Subscribe