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Spain’s Bollywood boost

Bollywood flashmod on the paseo del prado

By: Eastern Eye Staff

SPAIN is coaxing Indian movie-makers to use its colourful fiestas and historic monuments as settings for their films, in a move to grab a bigger share of India’s fast-growing overseas tourism market. As part of its bid to lure visitors from the world’s second most populous country, Madrid last weekend hosted the annual International Indian Film Academy awards, dubbed the “Bollywood Oscars”. In global tourism, Spain ranks as the third most visited country, but it now wants to diversify its tourism base beyond the traditional northern European sunseekers that account for the bulk of its visitors. Among the Bollywood stars…

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