Ahead of his two-day visit to India, US President Donald Trump Sunday took to Twitter to share a morphed video from the movie ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’, with his face superimposed on the protagonist.
While re-tweeting the one-minute-20-second video clip posted by a user, Trump wrote: “Look so forward to being with my great friends in INDIA!”
Look so forward to being with my great friends in INDIA! https://t.co/1jdk3AW6fG
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 22, 2020
The video also features First Lady Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump and Trump Junior.
Hours later, the user posted another morphed video of the same song, saying “the hero will destroy the evil and make America great again!”
The hero will destroy the evil and we will make America great again! pic.twitter.com/lrXgp198ji
— Sol 🎬 (@Solmemes1) January 23, 2020
The film by SS Rajamouli had achieved a rare feat by becoming the first Indian movie ever to collect Rs 1000 crore. Baahubali 2 has collected around Rs 800 crore in Indian and Rs 200 crore in the overseas market, making it highest-grossing Indian film ever.
Late on Friday, the US President also lauded the Bollywood film Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan which features the love story of a same-sex couple.
“A new #Bollywood rom-com featuring a gay romance is hoping to win over older people, following the decriminalisation of homosexuality. Hurrah!” tweeted @PeterTatchell.
To this, @realDonaldTrump tweeted: “Great!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2020
Meanwhile, the Trumps are expected to arrive in India on February 24. The trio will lead a 12-member delegation to Ahmedabad, Agra and New Delhi.
Pacts being readied: Homeland security to facilitation of trade
While the pact on homeland security will tackle counter-terrorism cooperation, the trade facilitation pact will look at providing a single-window system for US firms wanting to do business in India.
The two sides will also issue a joint statement, which will put significant emphasis on counter-terrorism, Indo-Pacific, space and nuclear issues.
Sources said while 8-10 pacts are under “active consideration”, about half-a-dozen are expected to be signed and announced during Trump’s visit.
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines