Monday, April 26, 2010

Jacqueline Fernandez father learnt Hindi watching films in Sri Lanka!!

Heard this?? Bollywood masala flicks are such a rage in the Island nation of Sri Lanka that actress Jacqueline Fernandez’s father learnt the Hindi language by just watching films of Amitabh Bachchan and other famous tinsel town actors(Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘My Name Is Khan’ is still running in the country).

Jacqueline Fernandez, who was last seen with Big B in Hindi flick ‘Aladin’, feels that the upcoming IIFA film festival in June will further enhance the ties between the cultures and people of two countries. In fact, even today on television Hindi films are regularly shown with Singhalese subtitles and are lapped up by the local population.

The time has become more favorable for increased cooperation between the two countries and film industry, as LTTE inspired violence and hatred has subsided and the country is once again peaceful.

Jackie wants more and more filmmakers from India to come to the Island nation for shooting the film as that would only add to the financial gain of the country by showcasing the beautiful landscape of the country. It is in this reference that the upcoming IIFA function (between June 3 to 5), which has Amitabh Bachchan as its ambassador, becomes important.

However, there is a twist to the whole story and Tamils living in foreign countries like Canada, etc, have started urging Amitabh Bachchan to avoid hosting the IIFA show in that country as that would undermine the legitimate demands of Tamil population.

But given the huge fan following of bollywood flicks in Sri Lanka, it is very unlikely that the function will be postponed or transferred to any other country.

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