Ek Prem Katha , Lagaan , Koi The writing of Salim-Javed and acting of Amitabh Bachchan popularized the trend, with films such as Zanjeer and particularly Deewaar, a crime film inspired by Gunga Jumna  that pitted "a policeman against his brother, a gang leader based on real-life smuggler Haji Mastan " portrayed by Bachchan; Deewaar was described as being "absolutely key to Indian cinema" by Danny Boyle. I am at least 18 years of age. The One Thousand and One Nights Arabian Nights also had a strong influence, on Parsi theater which performed " Persianate adventure-romances" that were adapted into films, and on early Bombay cinema where "Arabian Nights cinema" was a popular genre. Since the s, the three biggest Bollywood movie stars have been the " Three Khans ": Kareena Kapoor and Bipasha Basu are among the few working actresses from the s who successfully completed 15 years in the industry. Around that time, filmmakers and actors from the Bengali film industry based in Calcutta now Kolkata also began migrating to the Bombay film industry, which for decades after partition would be dominated by actors, filmmakers and musicians with origins in what is today Pakistani Punjab , along with those from Bengal. If I redistribute any contents of this site, I will be solely responsible for my actions. Some deplore the name, arguing that it makes the industry look like a poor cousin to Hollywood. Most Bollywood films were unabashedly escapist , but there were also a number of filmmakers who tackled tough social issues, or used the struggle for Indian independence as a backdrop for their plots. I subscribe to the principle that adults have the right to decide for themselves what they will read and view without governmental interference. This is an Indian adult site. An early example of this approach was in Mani Ratnam 's Bombay Kapoor and Kumar are among the greatest and most influential movie stars in the history of Indian cinema,   while Nargis is one of its greatest actresses. However, they demonstrated how this creation intersected with people's day to day lives in complex and interesting ways.