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Word of the Day: Zomcom

Zombies have infiltrated Bollywood, and the result is cinematic and comedic gold.
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Members of the Indonesian Zombie Club (IZOC) dressed up in zombie costumes march together in Jakarta on January 27, 2013. (ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images) (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images/AFP/Getty Images)
While Go Goa Gone is certainly not the first stab at the zomcom genre — Zombieland? Shaun of the Dead? My Boyfriend's Back? — the unique Bollywood twist that is inherent in the film promises to add a distinct flavor to the mixture of comedy, camaraderie, action and zombies that define the plotline.

Bollywood beheading bodes ill

Two aspiring actors strangled and hacked to pieces a young starlet who had already made it big.
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Meenakshi Thapar. (Screengrab)
It could have been the plot of a sick and twisted horror flick, but it wasn't. This was real life — sick and twisted as it gets. According to reports, 26-year-old Meenakshi Thapar, the Bollywood actress who appeared in last year's thriller "404," was recently strangled and beheaded, the rest of her body hacked to pieces. Her killers — two aspiring actors who have since confessed — are said to have killed the actress after hearing her boast about her family's wealth. What makes the situation more than just a one-off horror is the air of desperation the killers emit. And what makes the case even more tragic is the fact that in wealth- and status-obsessed India, they aren't alone.
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