NEW DELHI: He tried his best. But when US President Barack Obama attempted to use a popular Hindi film dialogue — from the 1995 Shahrukh Khan-starrer 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge' — during his Town hall address at the Siri Fort auditorium on Tuesday morning, he stumbled.
"Senorita, bade bade deshon mein... You know what I mean," said Obama, alluding to the film's line, "Senorita, bade bade deshon mein chhotein chotein baatein hote rehta hain" (Madam, in big countries, small incidents keep happening). He was rueing that he was unable to dance in India this time. In his last visit in 2010, he and Michelle had danced with some children in Mumbai.
He said that last time he had danced "pretty good bhangra", but everyone told him that Michelle was a much better dancer. It "hurt my feelings a little bit," Obama joked.
Full points for trying, Barack.
PM Narendra Modi couldn't resist jumping in too, in his Twitter farewell.
Farewell @WhiteHouse! Your visit has taken India-USA ties to a new level & opened a new chapter. Wish you a safe journey.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 27, 2015
As for the rainy day yesterday, as you yourself said @WhiteHouse today morning, Bade Bade Deshon Mein... :)— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 27, 2015