Today I learnt that...
... An item girl is a sexy girl brought in to dance a particular sequence or song to save the lead actress' reputation.
Westerners will do a lot of things on camera that Indian's just won't do. It's easier just to outsource the role to someone who doesn't have anything at stake.
Filmmakers in India have always been wary of India's powerful censor boards, and until recently it was taboo to show kissing or drinking alcohol in general-release films. Even when filmmakers thought they could make it past the censors, they often had trouble casting local actors for potentially career-destroying scenes. The answer to the problem: Cast a foreigner.
There is a demand for foreign blood, but just being white isn't enough, you have to be prepared to work hard.
and the most insightful of them all - You always get asked to be on films if you are a ghora (horses)
A loud neigh to American reporters making stupid allegations about horses in Bollywood and other things.