news Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 05:30
While Rahul Gandhi has been trying to turn up the political heat since returning from his sabbatical, former External Affairs minister Salman Khurshid has no explaining to do. He’s been romancing the German Ambassador’s wife! Image Courtesy: GermanyInIndia Youtube page In a hilariously shot recreation of the title track from the Bollywood film “Kal ho naa ho” the purpose of which is to boost Indo-German ties via culture, Salman plays Saif while Michael Steiner and his wife Eliese take on Shah Rukh and Preity respectively. Image Courtesy: GermanyInIndia Youtube page Salman does quite a job of wooing Eliese and Michael’s lip-synching of Hindi while adoringly robotic, doesn't miss the mark. Image Courtesy: GermanyInIndia Youtube page The video, titled “Lebe jetzt” or live now, also has a surprise in store. Recognise the woman playing Micheal’s mum at the 5:56 mark?   Video of 0XK3BVXbVsU Image Courtesy: GermanyInIndia Youtube page The purpose of this ‘so corny it’s almost cute’ endeavour according to the German Embassy on their Youtube page is that “Traditional diplomacy was about government-to-government relations. Modern diplomacy is more about people-to-people relations. And culture is central here”.

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