Not just at home, Bollywood flicks are turning blockbusters even abroad. They claimed a significant chunk of box-office collections in UK last year.

Three Bollywood films grossed three million pounds in UK box-office collections last year, according to industry figures.
Indian films Om Shanti Om , Namastey London and Partner are among the foreign productions that are increasingly collecting large sums in Britain, according to the Film Distributors Association.

For several years now, Bollywood films have figured in the Top Ten blockbusters in Britain as Indian producers increasingly use British Asian diaspora themes, locations and production facilities.

The UK is seen as the world's number one market for Bollywood productions outside India. DVD distributors also cite a growing interest in foreign language films from UK audiences.

The Film Distributors' Association said the growing popularity of foreign films reflects an "ongoing process of sophistication" and is helping to bolster already rising UK cinema revenues.