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Bollywood is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi -language film industry based in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay ), Maharashtra , India. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema ; however, it is only a part of the total Indian film industry, which includes other production centres producing films in multiple languages. [ 1 ] Bollywood is the largest film producer in India and one of the largest centres of film production in the world. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] Bollywood is formally referred to as Hindi cinema . [ 5 ] There has been a growing presence of Indian English in dialogue and songs as well.