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WATCH: Barack Obama 'counting on' Kal Penn for campaign

Agencies   September 04, 2012
First Published: 15:29 IST(4/9/2012) | Last Updated: 15:54 IST(4/9/2012)

In an attempt to create more buzz for the US presidential candidate, Barack Obama and Indian-origin Kal Penn are seen in a new promotional video. And the video is a MUST SEE.

The video begins with US President Obama making a seemingly important call on the phone to a possible aide. The tone is intense as he speaks to the person at the other end.

"Hey, this is Barack," the US president says. "Listen, I need to know if you're on board."

File Photo: US president-elect Barack Obama (L) talks with actor Kal Penn (R) at the end of the We Are One concert AFP PHOTO
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Receiving an affirmative reply, Obama is heard saying, "Ok good, 'coz I'm counting on you, everybody is. We have to get this right, so there's a lot at stake here. Just remember that I'm trusting you on this and I'll see you then."

Once Obama puts down the phone, the camera pans to Kal Penn cutting the call, while slumped on a couch watching cartoons.

John Cho (Penn's companion from Harold And Kumar movies) asks, "Dude, who was that? Sounded intense..."

Pat comes the nonchalant Penn's reply, "The President"

"Sweet," says Cho. Moments later, both break into laughter watching the cartoon.

The video is promoting Live From Charlotte, a web-only convention special that Penn will host on Thursday at 8 p.m. It will include interviews with celebrities including Marc Anthony, Elizabeth Banks, Aisha Tyler, Olivia Wilde amongst others, reported Huffington Post.

The video is part of a larger effort by Democrats to cast the 2012 convention as the most open and accessible one in history. All of the online coverage, including Penn's segment, is being livestreamed at DemConvention.com/live, reported the website.



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