India has always fascinated people from the West, and Bollywood especially do (also, Holi!). Haven’t you seen the video of Coldplay’s Hymn of the Weekend? Though, many stereotype and glorify India for popular ideas like poverty and lack of law and order that have found their way to the West, there is also yoga and the drama.
So when chef-turned-actor-turned-comedian Edward Sonnenblick narrates his experience of being a Bollywood-obsessed American living in India, it’s like realising a whole new hilarious side to Incredible India. His 8-minute performance where he talks about how Lagaan (a movie almost every foreigner has watched!) influenced him, how interactions and issues on road (read accidents) pan out and are resolved, and his first visit to a hotel in Mumbai in nothing short of a scene out of a movie.
We bet, you won’t stop laughing at his Hindi accent!
Sonnenblick worked as a chef for 15 years in California, when he immigrated to India a couple of years ago to become the next Tom Alter.