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Dhotis, bindis and Indian food for Fatboy

Norman Quentin Cook, better knows as Fatboy Slim, the celebrated British musician, will be visiting the country in about three weeks from now, and the DJ-record producer is keen on indulging in all things Indian.

music Updated: Apr 21, 2012 12:43 IST
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Norman Quentin Cook, better knows as Fatboy Slim, the celebrated British musician, will be visiting the country in about three weeks from now, and the DJ-record producer is keen on indulging in all things Indian.



The 48-year-old musician, who has performed all over the world, including at the Glastonbury Festival and Coachella Valley Music Festival, is taking Hindi lessons to ready himself for a desi experience. Cook also plans to compile an album with an Indian composer.



“He greets me with a namaste now instead of a hello,” says Veddant Rathi of 6th Dimension Entertainment, organisers of the Rockafeller Skank artist’s Indian tour. Buzz is that the musician will also attend the wedding of a close friend in the country, and play a specially designed Bollywood song.



Cook also plans to indulge in Punjabi food, Gujarati sweets and South Indian starters, as hotel chefs have been requested for these by his management. While here, Cook will also pick up chiffon saris, bling bindis, glass bangles and Kolhapuri chappals for his wife and colourful dhotis and zardozi sling bags for himself, and his measurements have already come in, say organisers.