BBC Asian Network celebrates 100 Years Of Bollywood
BBC Asian Network is creating a season of Bollywood-related content, starting in April, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Indian film industry.
The centrepiece of the season is a ‘100 Greatest Bollywood Hits’ audience vote to find the greatest Bollywood song ever released. A panel of Bollywood experts will compile the list of songs from the last 100 years and Asian Network listeners will get to vote for their all-time favourite tracks. The station will unveil the panel of star experts next month with an on-air launch.
Asian Network’s Red Button TV offering continues with a Bollywood At The BBC special, with BBC archive content including interviews with Salman Khan, Rekha, Dilip Kumar and music performances from Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar.
The music stars of Bollywood will also feature throughout the season, with famaous singers such as Shreya Ghoshal, Atif Aslam, Ash King and Hariharan.