Smiling Michelle breaks into gig with Mumbai kids

November 6th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Aamir Khan Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) With a wide grin on her face, US First Lady Michelle Obama spontaneously broke into a dance as the hit Bollywood number “Rang De Basanti” played, to the utter thrill of the children surrounding her at a Mumbai event Saturday.

Clad in a green dress, Michelle, 46, looked relaxed and completely at home as she sat with the orphaned and disabled children in the library of Mumbai University at the event organized by an NGO.

The best part was when she did an impromptu bhangra like gig, hugging the children and even taking dancing cues from them as the song “Rang De Basanti”, from the hit Aamir Khan film by the same name, played.

“We did not have a lot of money, but it was because of working hard - I could never imagine being first lady of the US - that when time came to do this, I was ready,” she told the children.

Chatting them up, sitting with them in a circle, it seemed like she had known them forever. Like a few others there, she too comfortably kept a beat on a tambourine even as others thumped on little drums.

The wide grin on her face was hard to miss as everyone worked up a little musical crescendo.

Michelle came, she saw, and she certainly conquered hearts.

-pg/mr

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