It’s refreshing, how sometimes in the midst of all the hatred prevailing in the world, small steps do wonders.
Twitter had a ball when the US embassy at New Delhi, on September 28, posted a video of their officers, “auditioning” for famous Bollywood movies. The step came as a celebration of the 70 year old friendship between India and US (taking 1956-1957 as the base as Jawaharlal Nehru’s visit to US during this time revitalized the countries’ bonds).
The 90-seconds video, titled Bollywood Dreams, was much appreciated by everyone and the officers’ efforts deeply accoladed by the Twitterati. Iconic dialogues such as “Kitne aadmi the?” from Sholay, “ek chutki sindoor ki kimat tum kya jaano Ramesh Babu”, “rishte mein to hum tumhare baap lagte hain, naam hai Shehshah”, etc. found their way to the video, with the officers trying to do full justice to the original movies, while some even dressing up for their respective roles.
This isn’t the first time that such innovative measures have been taken by the embassy as a way to strengthen ties between the two nations. At India’s 71st Independence Day celebrations, MaryKay Carlson, the US Charge d’Affaires in New Delhi, asked for help from Twitter users in choosing a saree to wear for the celebrations. Staying true to her word, she wore the saree of the voters’ choice and shared a photo of herself.
It’s heartening to see the efforts put in by everyone involved; trying to bridge the cultural gap by the aid of humor.
check out the video here :