New Delhi, June 20 -- Telugu director Sandeep Reddy Vanga is releasing his first Hindi film Kabir Singh on Friday, a remake of his own cult Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy and the latest in a long list of south Indian films that Bollywood has either been inspired by or plagiarized.

Known for their entertaining and emotional storylines, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada movies have provided ample fodder for Hindi film narratives, for as long as one can remember.

In the last 10 years, data from film trade websites shows that Bollywood has remade 38 south Indian films, 18 of which have been hits.

Tiger Shroff-starrer Baaghi 2 (a remake of Telugu movie Kshanam), Ranveer Singh's action comedy Simmba (Telugu film Temper) and Salman Khan's ac...