US embassy officers love Bollywood. Watch them ‘audition for their big movie break’

The official account of the US Embassy in New Delhi tweeted a video on Thursday evening that showed its officers delivering Hindi movie dialogues.

india Updated: Sep 29, 2017 09:47 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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The official account of the US Embassy in New Delhi tweeted a video on Thursday evening that showed its officers delivering Hindi movie dialogues.(Video grab)

‘Ek chutki sindoor ki keemat...’ – many Indian movie aficionados can effortlessly deliver this popular film dialogue. But officers of the US embassy are now auditioning on Twitter so they can join the league and get “their big movie break.”

The official account of the US Embassy in New Delhi tweeted a video on Thursday evening that showed its officers delivering Hindi movie dialogues. The tweet read: “Who loves #Bollywood? We do! Watch our officers audition for their big movie break w/famous Hindi film dialogues! Celebrating #USIndiaDosti.”

The embassy later tweeted: “If you were a #Bollywood director, which of these 3 would get a lead role? Watch their audition video and let us know!”

The video came amid steps by US Charge d’Affaires in New Delhi, MaryKay Carlson, to step up engagement with the country in innovative ways.

When she wanted to wear a saree for India’s 71st Independence Day, Carlson decided to ask Twitter users to help her choose one. And while attending celebrations in the Capital, Carlson wore the saree of the voters’ choice and shared a photo of herself.

The US embassy video also brings back memories of a similar effort by Michael Steiner in 2015. Steiner released a Bollywood-style video that saw him cavorting with his wife Eliese Steiner and former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid.

The eight-minute video was a remake of the song ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ from the 2003 film of the same name that had the envoy, his wife and Khurshid portraying the roles that were played by Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Saif Ali Khan.

First Published: Sep 29, 2017 09:26 IST