14 May, 2021

The Subcontinental Menu

Malaysian PM's liking for Tamil movies and politics over fish, read the juicy gossip from the neighbourhood....

Illustration by Sajith Kumar
The Subcontinental Menu

A PM’s Love For Idli And Rajnikanth

Idli, the much-loved south Indian snack, has been the favourite of people all across the country and even abroad. Now, it has started tickling the taste buds of a prime minister as well. The Malaysian PM, Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, admits that idli has become his favourite breakfast dish. “I am beginning to consider idli as my favourite breakfast item and you can see how much of India has crept into our Malaysian way of life,” the visiting dignitary confessed, while addressing Indian leaders during a luncheon meeting in New Delhi. Not only that, Razak also gushed about his meeting with Rajnikanth, with whom he had taken a selfie during their meeting at the superstar’s bungalow in Chennai . “I am beginning to like Tamil movies, apart from Bollywood,” he said. Rajnikanth’s Kabali, incidentally, was shot extensively on Malaysian locations.

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