An Open Letter to Justin Trudeau from a Desi Fan

A die hard Justin Trudeau fan writes him a letter with all the shikayats she had with him over his India trip 

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Editor: Purnendu Preetam
Camera Person: Vatsala Singh

Hi, Mr Trudeau. I am a big fan. But, you see, I have mixed feelings about your trip to India.

Don't get me wrong, I love everything about you, including your famous socks.

What’s more, we have so much in common; for instance, you love Indian clothes. And even I love Indian clothes. Although not as much.

You love getting clicked. And I am from the selfie generation.

An Open Letter to Justin Trudeau from a Desi Fan
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/JustinTrudeau)

And... that you love Bhangra. Well, so do I. Punjabis FTW!

But don't you think doing bhangra at a dinner where the guest list caused a controversy was a little – for lack of a more diplomatic word – strange?

Sophie Trudeau and Jaspal Atwal pictured in Mumbai 20 February.
Sophie Trudeau and Jaspal Atwal pictured in Mumbai 20 February.
(Photo: ANI) 

By the way, tell me something; Were you here for work?

'Cause there was just like half a day of official engagements for you in Delhi. Some business was done, though. I’ve heard Indian and Canadian companies inked $1 billion worth of deals during this visit. No offence, but in our country, even scams are worth 1.8 billion Amreekan dollars!

Anyway, all this work talk will happen later. Let's talk about sherwanis now. Did I tell you that you looked better than SRK in K3G, and Virat in his wedding ad. BTW, I was just curious: Is Bollywood part of your retirement plan?

Who’s more Bollywood: Trudeau or SRK? 
Who’s more Bollywood: Trudeau or SRK? 
(Photo: Twitter/JustinTrudeau)

My mom looked at your picture and she was like, “Justin is such a sona munda.” I didn’t even tell her about the whole Khalistan issue. She would have been heartbroken. But now that you have made your stand clear, let bygones be bygones.

Anyway, we made up for all the awkwardness of these past few days by finally gifting you our world-famous hug.

(Photo: AP)
(Photo: AP)
Modi and Trudeau hugging it out

So, what if it came on Day 6 of your trip, at least the picture went viral!

Listen, why don’t you send me an invite for your next dinner party? Anyway, after removing Atwal from your guestlist, one slot would have become empty.

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