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Shah Rukh proud to be a part of Obama’s speech

Shah Rukh proud to be a part of Obama’s speech
Obama charmed the crowd while addressing a Town hall event in Siri Fort on the third and final day of his visit to India by quoting Shah Rukh Khan’s famous line Senorita, bade bade deshon mein... from blockbuster Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

The actor’s name cropped up again in his address as the President picked Shah Rukh, sports icons like Milkha Singh and Mary Kom and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s names to make a point about humanitarian values.

During the speech Obama said that he and Michelle Obama could not shake a leg during their trip, the way they did with children in Mumbai 2009.

He said, “In my last visit we danced with some children and celebrated the festival of lights. I apologise for not being able to schedule a dance this time.”

While talking about various important issues between the two nations—he even mentioned how actor Shah Rukh Khan is very popular in the United States.

Reacting to the US President’s speech Shah Rukh Khan tweeted “Proud to be part of the gender and religion equality speech of President Obama. Sad he couldn’t do the Bhangra...next time Chaiyya Chaiyya for sure.”

Twitter and other social media sites saw Shah Rukh’s fans reacting to the President’s speech.

Obama in his speech also thanked India for the hospitality on his and his wife’s behalf during their second visit to the country. In Hindi, he said, “Thank you so much for welcoming us back to India, Bahut Dhanyawaad.
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