People are turning off Bollywood in droves and Punjabi cinema seems to be booming.
What you are seeing is the burgeoning of regional cinema, localism seems to be the priority over the centralised Hindu speaking media.
So much that the Hindi speaking Mumbai Punjabis in the Bollywood film industry have suddenly discovered their Punjabi roots.
When is the last time you saw a sabat soorat singh as the main character in a Punjabi film?
And I'm not talking about people portraying a religious/dharmic/panthic figure. I'm talking about everyday protagonists.
The fact is, people want to complain a lot of about Bollywood's portrayal of Sikhs, but the Punjabi film industry is just as bad if not worse. All you see is monay and stupid trimmed "Singhs" with barely any facial hair.
The problem with some white people is that they fail to acknowledge where a lot of the ideas and concepts came from originally.
What is deemed as European civilisation is really Mediterranean civilisation (as per Nassim Nicholas Taleb) which has been appropriated by the Nordics. The Meds always looked east.
The problem with us Eastern folk is that some of us have become smug of what we were and we have stagnated.
Even that fellow civilisation China was smug calling themselves "The Middle Kingdom"
What the white man has done has taken our knowledge , enhanced it and have surpassed us in the last few centuries.
I think that is what pisses a lot of us off and that is why you China making huge strides in their economy and technology to get back where they feel they belong.