When Shah Rukh Khan taught the people of Timor-Leste about Love
According to a report on Tribune.com.pk Hugo Garcia, a young protocol officer with the ministry of foreign affairs of Timor-Leste (one of the world’s newest nations perched between Indian Ocean and the Pacific), said the road to their freedom was long and traumatic and that Timorese knew about love, but they had forgotten it in the midst of conflict. It was Bollywood and especially Shah Rukh Khan who taught them the real meaning of love. The report further states that it was in 1999 that Timorese first got a taste of Bollywood films.
Garcia elaborated that an Indian architect came there and promoted Indian movies and that they had only one movie hall and he managed to show them Kuch Kuch Hota Hai while the two other Shah Rukh Khan movies to follow were Dil To Pagal Hai and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. The officer asserted that Shah Rukh Khan ruled their hearts by that time and that he was clearly the king of romance. After seeing these movies during their dark hours, they got to understand the meaning of love. He also stated the movies showed them how to respect a woman, taught them about sacrifice and be courageous.