Who put India on the map in Egypt?

09 June, 2009

Who put us on the map?


-         - Amitabh Bachchan did.


I am astounded at the number of people who knew Amitabh Bachchan and more shocked that people in Egypt saw Bollywood movies. Although, I really shouldn’t be surprised as the “jhatkas” and “matkas” have made waves through out the world. These were normal people in the market place, trying to sell you their goods and their strategy was to call out Amitabh Bachchan’s name. My tour guide warned us about this. He told us that they are out to sell things to you and say his name out loud to catch your attention. But I was initially plagued by the misconception that I might find one or two guys who would do this. No! Every single person!

It would, although, be wrong on my part if I said his name was the solely reigned as their inviting tactics. Ofcourse king Khan was there and so was Rani Mukherjee. My mom had one guy come up to her, did a Namaste and said “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.” All we could do was smile back. And then there was one odd guy (one really odd guy more like it) who called out Sonia Gandhi’s name.By Go, if someone had said Deepika Padukone’s name, I would have gagged!

Any who, I did in the end fall for it. Shopping therapy obviously! 

3 Scribbles:

jus me... said...

i guess u didn't go to the shop who said Ranbir Kapoor :P

Tsu said...

@jus me: Rajinikanth for sure but not Brad Pitt ;-)

Prude said...

Awesome! I had a russian classmate that knew most of Mithun's songs and also the hip thrust steps. I actually would beam with pride and a little irritation ;-)

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