What is the etymology of the word "Bollywood"?

  1. Accidental Writer profile image82
    Accidental Writerposted 5 years ago

    What is the etymology of the word "Bollywood"?

    How  did this word about the Indian movie industry come about?

  2. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    I would guess at - Hollywood, drop the 'H' and replace with 'B' to signify Bombay.  Is Bombay (Mumbai) the centre of the Indian film making industry?  Perhaps Mollywood, would be more appropriate but somehow doesn't carry the same tone.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    It's a combination of "Bombay" and "Hollywood"