On his recent visit to Pakistan,External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee carried a special gift for Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani… a box full of movies of Bollwood actress Aishwarya Rai.
The Prime Minister wrote in his book Chah-e-Yousuf Say Sada about watching Aishwarya’s movies on his laptop while he was imprisoned during 2001-06 by the Pervez Musharraf regime.
Gilani, 55, who lists Aishwarya and Shah Rukh Khan as his favourite film stars, said it was a pleasant surprise when he unwrapped the box presented to him by Mukherjee and found it was full of DVDs of movies starring the Indian actor.
During an appearance on the ARY Oneworld TV news channel, Gilani also said he was not opposed to the screening of Indian films in Pakistani cinema halls. Gilani discussed his taste in clothes and movies and said good music always helped lift his mood. He said he liked to listen to the songs of Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar and Nayyara Noor, a Pakistani ghazal singer who was born in Assam.