In Donald Trump's speech, DDLJ, Sholay, Sachin Tedulkar's references add desi touch
New Delhi : The US President Donald Trump on Monday praised the entertainment segment from India that has set an example of the contributions in creativity that India has made to the world.
"All over the planet, people take great joy in scenes of bhangra, music, dance, romance and drama... and classic Indian films like DDLJ and Sholay... You cheer on great cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli," President Trump told a packed stadium, said to be the world's largest, in Ahmedabad today.
"This is the country that produces nearly 2,000 movies a year from the hub of genius and creativity known as Bollywood," President Trump said.
Interestingly, former US President Barack Obama, who had visited India in 2015 had also borrowed a dialogue from the DDLJ movie for his speech.
"Senorita, bade bade deshon mein... you know what I mean," Mr Obama had said, to deafening applause from the audience at an auditorium in Delhi.
During his address at the mega event Namaste Trump, he touched upon several policies of the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for putting Indian on a speedy development path.
Earlier, he was received by PM Narendra Modi at the airport with a kind hug.
From there they went to Sabarmati Ashram, where President Trump spun the charkha. He and his wife also left a message on the visitors' log: "To my great friend, Prime Minister Modi, thank you for this wonderful visit."
Now, the Trump family has gone to Agra to see the Taj Mahal and then they will come to Delhi tonight.