The average Indian is quite a naive soul. They like to brag about all things western. Be it the awesome perfume brand which they have never worn or those expensive jeans that they were lucky enough to be gifted with by a rich friend. But ever realized what they are crazy about the most? It’s the holier than thou celebs of Hollywood and the international stars. We list 5 such famous people Indians boast about among their friends.
1. David Beckham
The guy is the shining light in the world of football. He has also carved out a name for himself in the fashion world. Being in the headlines is a regular thing for him and this is why Indians are fascinated by the mere mention of his name. Some take ample opportunity to brag about the fact, giving a feel as though they stay a few blocks away from the superstar.
2. Tom Cruise
Ever since Top Gun released in the 1980s Tom Cruise become a famous name. But, it was his Mission Impossible series that catapulted him in the eyes of the average Indian. And after that it has all been about him. For those with little knowledge of Hollywood, such people claim that he’s best actor of all time. Now that’s quite a tall claim to make.
3. Angelina Jolie
The action queen of Hollywood has won hearts all over the world for her beauty and philanthropic work. But the average Indian is still stuck with Sexiest Female In The World tag, which has changed hands several times by now. Don’t worry, the worst is yet to come as some go to the extent of pronouncing her name as Julie instead of Jolie. Quite a goof up indeed!
4. Arnold Schwarzenegger
The moment Terminator hit the screens, Arnold became a talked-about personality across the globe. With his body building background many Indians were fascinated and often speak of his laurels. A majority of the gym goers treat him as God and his name gets thrown around in several conversations, a case in point being “Khudko Arnold samajhta hai kya?” That though is where the buck stops as the surname is too hard even for the so-called greatest fans to pronounce.
5. Bill Gates
There are obviously many perks of being the richest man in the world. One of them is being known by majority of the population in the world. Indians have taken a special liking for the name and most conversation regarding money veers towards his immense wealth. The fun part is most of these enthusiasts don’t know how he got there.
And while we are on this subject, we’d like to add some other famous personalities like The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) – is best known for his WWE stint, his movies, well nobody really cares if he’s kicking ass; George Bush – The guy who bombed Afghanistan, Iraq and what not; Miley Cyrus – She has wrecked Hannah Montana apart with her antics; Akon – Forget his background, some only know him for his song Chammak Challo in Ra.One but then he’s a great singer; Queen Elizabeth – “England ki Rani” is her name for the average Indian and they are more than happy to keep it that way.
If only people in India don’t let their western fascination cloud their minds there would be a lot less stupidity going around.