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India most polite society: US actor

Albert Brooks is convinced that some of the common sicknesses wouldn't exist if people in US followed India's rules.

india Updated: Jan 15, 2006 17:10 IST

Calling India "the most polite society", actor Albert Brooks says the US would be a much healthier place if only Indian customs were adopted.

Brooks shot most of his new movie, "Looking for Comedy on the Muslim World", while travelling through India and Pakistan, reports contactmusic.com.

He is convinced that some of the common sicknesses wouldn't exist if people in the US followed India's rules.

He says: "It is the most polite society that I've ever been to. I don't know if it's dealing with the British influence and the properness, but I think some of their customs should be practised everywhere.

"There are no shaking of hands; they put their hands together in a prayer position and bend. I really am totally into that now.

"I carry this hand sanitiser with me and rub my hands constantly because I've been reading about the bird flu that's taking hold of America. It makes so much sense not to shake hands."

First Published: Jan 15, 2006 16:00 IST