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"Mehta's film [Bollywood/Hollywood] situates itself at the cusp of two or more cultures—Hollywood and Bollywood, white and brown, local and global, Canadian and American. The film does not fully belong to one world or the other but belongs to both. [...] However, instead of signifying conditions of exile and loss as do other diasporic productions, the film suggests the vibrancy of being between worlds—the humor, self-mockery, and self-awareness of being exotic and other to both the West and the East."
-- Eleanor Ty

Ty, Eleanor. "Feminist Subversions: Comedy and the Carnivalesque." In Unfastened: Globality and Asian North American Narratives. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010. (p. 86)