The value of Indian Film Industry as on 2014 was $138 Billion.
A revenue of $1.59 billion is generated each year by Bollywood.
Each year 2641 Million tickets are sold just in India.
Acting has now just turned into a mainstream profession and not just a means of living considering the incomparable scope which it has. Per year about 7.9 Million acting jobs are created in Bollywood itself and it has been increasing by the rate of 3-7% each year!
No doubt the big numbers are largely due to India’s humongous population. With the world becoming a smaller and smaller place to live in each day, with the advancements in technologies at a rapid speed, with everything being available at one’s fingertips, now the people have started to seek a break from their lives and search for various forms of entertainments and Bollywood has provided them with the just perfect mode of entertainment.
Acting is a very wide sphere and acting jobs aren’t just available in Bollywood, but nowadays with the growing trend of Short Films, Plays, Skits, Street Plays, there are far too many acting jobs which the industry is offering.
With varying types of movies and different genres ranging from Sci-fi to History, the kinds of acting jobs that are being created are also varying. Due to the new genres, there have been requirement for acting jobs which require special skills such as stunts, humour etc. Bollywood is greatly rewarding considering the highest grosser has been Chennai Express which has grossed a whopping $65 million
In terms of the number of films produced each year, Bollywood is firmly on top of the pile with 1,602 in 2012 alone. The U.S. churned out 476 films that year while the Chinese managed 745. In the same year, Hollywood sold 1.36 billion tickets compared to Bollywood’s whopping 2.6 billion. Indian films can’t match Hollywood in box office revenue, however. U.S. films grossed nearly $10.8 billion in 2012 compared to India’s meagre $1.6 billion. So there exists a huge gap as far as revenue is considered mainly because of low ticket cost of movies in India.
Aspiring and professional actors can benefit hugely from the web portal like talentrack.in that regularly post acting and modelling jobs and allow actors to create their online portfolios. In today’s competitive age, it’s important for actors to use technology to further their career and make best use of the available opportunities.