Karma - the Hindu term has been used rather loosely in Hollywood since it caught its imagination. But now, Hindus have expressed concern over its often unacceptable usage.
'Karma' is becoming highly popular in Hollywood and other entertainment industries. In 2009 alone, four films and one television series titled 'Karma' were made.
Starting with J.L. Freer-Hunt directed 1933 "Karma", 21 films titled "Karma" have been produced. Beginning with 1912 "The Reincarnation of Karma" (about a snake who is said to resume human form every 100 years) to upcoming 2011 "The Karma Coalition", there are 61 films whose name includes word "Karma" in it, including "Karma Cafi", "Instant Karma", "Karma Police", "Karma Bitch", "Karma Cats", "Karma Baby", etc.
There are nine people in entertainment industry whose names somehow have "Karma" attached to it and 68 more who have "Karma" as a part of their names.
There have been five characters named "Karma" in movies and two whose name included "Karma". There are 48 entertainment related companies with "Karma" as part of their names.
Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan wrote on social networking service 'twitter' sometime back: "i'm all about Karma.. what goes around comes around!"
Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Hindus welcomed world filmmakers to make films about Hindu subjects but taking Hinduism seriously and respectfully and not reimagining its concepts and symbols just for mercantile greed.