Salman Khurshid Plays Saif Ali Khan In The German Version Of 'Kal Ho Naa Ho'

25/04/2015 8:59 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NEW DELHI — Congress leader Salman Khurshid has acted in a video on Shah Rukh Khan-Saif Ali Khan-starrer 2003 romantic drama 'Kal Ho Naa Ho'. Titled "Lebe Zetzt-Kal Ho Naa Ho", the video stars German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner in the lead along with his wife Eliese who stars in the role earlier played by Preity Zinta while former Foreign Minister of India, Salman Khurshid filled in the role played by Saif Ali Khan.

"In politics, we don't know if there would be a tomorrow or not. Similarly in life also the motto should be to live life to the fullest and in the present," Salman Khurshid told the media here.

Speaking about Indo-German relations, Khurshid said, "Our cultures have similar roots, though we can learn a lot from the German people, such as their discipline."

Michael Steiner said it was a lot of hard work for him as he does not know Hindi.

"It was a challenge. These actors are masters and I had to imitate them. I realised that you cannot imitate Shah Rukh Khan. He is such a perfect actor. We wanted to show our respect to Bollywood and these fantastic actors. They are very popular in Germany" said Michael Steiner.

"Bollywood is a cultural institution. This is the one instrument to connect to the world and it is a very good instrument. My wife and I are Bollywood addicts. We have seen over 150 Bollywood films," he added.

The premiere of the music - "Lebe Zetzt-Kal Ho Naa Ho" was attended by actress Sharmila Tagore, Saif Ali Khan, Javed Akhtar, Madhu Kishwar and director Sumit Osmand Shaw.

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