Oh boy! I get to join in on this general popular culture conversation! I don’t think I have anything new to say, but I am excited to start out the discussion on DCIB because I think this topic is bang on our area of interest.
Meenakshy asked me a question on Monday about fans, and then I gave a way way too long answer in response, because that was what my Masters Thesis was on! Fandom and how Hindi film inspires a different kind of fan. Anyway, I thought I might as well take my answer and turn it into a post. (my thesis is here if you want more details and and original research related to this)