Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his wife Jenny is a Bollywood fan and loves to dance to Bollywood tunes.
Addressing the Indian community in Melbourne on Friday, Mr Morrison shared his family’s love for Indian culture and Bollywood.
Mr Morrison, who was at the Indian Community Centre at Rowville, said, there are many things about Indian culture that are truly appreciated here in Australia.
“And I must admit, I am a hopeless fan. I am an absolutely hopeless fan,” he said.
Mr Morrison unveiled Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Melbourne yesterday.
Mentioning his wife, the Prime Minister said, “Jenny was hoping to be with me here today; obviously to attend Bert’s funeral, but also to be here today, and she wanted me to send her best wishes.”
Mr Morrison also revealed that Jenny loves dancing to Bollywood tunes.
He said, “She very much, well she would have enjoyed that Bollywood dancing. I would not have been able to stop her from getting from there and joining in. I’ve seen her do Bollywood dancing. It’s pretty good, I can tell you, it’s pretty good.”
“And she loves to dress in a sari, and any time she has those opportunities, she loves it. And I think that just says a lot.”
Prime Minister said there is just an easiness, a natural connection between Indian culture and this wonderful land.
“And it just sits very comfortably, and it comes so naturally. And that’s why community centres such as this are so important. But, also, between Australia and India, we do, we do share very important beliefs and values in democracy and liberal democracy, in believing in the individual, their enterprise and their freedom, in particular. And to unveil a statue in honour of Mahatma Gandhi, this is a very important opportunity for us to reflect on that particular element of the relationship,” said Mr Morrison.