Bollywood helped migrants ‘feel more welcome’ in the Midlands

Bollywood’s popularity in the Midlands began to grow after people started to migrate from South Asia in the 1950s and later from East Africa.

Pritpal Sembi, a senior lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Wolverhampton explains the significance of the Indian film industry for those migrants.

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100 years of Bollywood

As the Indian film industry celebrates its centenary, ITV News Central looks at how Bollywood has influenced the Midlands over the years.