British PM plays up Shah Rukh connection

July 28th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS  

David Cameron New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) As he began his maiden Indian visit Wednesday, British Prime Minister David Cameron singled out Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, food and cricket as among the cultural bonds that tie Indians and Britons.
“We share so much culturally, whether it’s watching Shah Rukh Khan, eating the same food or watching cricket,” Cameron said in an article entitled “A stronger, wider and deeper relationship” in The Hindu, an Indian daily.

Setting a perfect pitch for his two-day India visit, Cameron underlined that he has come to India with the biggest and most diverse delegation to “renew the relationship between India and Britain, to re-launch a relationship that is stronger, wider and deeper”.

Lauding India’s growing economy and emergence on the global stage, Cameron wrote: “In the U.S., they used to say: “Go West, young man” to find opportunity and fortune. For today’s entrepreneurs, the real promise is in the East.”

“I believe that to spread opportunity for all our people, from Delhi to Dundee, Bangalore to Birmingham, we would benefit from a common strategy for economic growth,” he wrote.

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