Independent voices from the TWT Communities
For once, the storytellers, snake charmers and food stalls were gone from Marrakech's main square and in their place pulsed a crowd of thousands of people waiting to see a legend of Indian cinema who has attained superstar status here in Morocco.
He admitted that to make his films work commercially he has to tone down the criticism and the realism, but at least they get the ideas out.
"If you want to be attractive to European or American audiences, you have to be more than just traditional culture," said actor Abhay Deol, known as a rebel in the industry for often bucking the standard Bollywood approach. "I don't think until we break that traditional mold, we will be able to break into that crossover."