Zac Goldsmith's Bollywood Interview At The Asian Awards 2016 Is Car-Crash Viewing

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02/05/2016 15:06

An interview with Zac Goldsmith at the Asian Awards 2016 is a possible front-runner in political car-crash of the year.

The London Mayoral hopeful was asked by Red Carpet News TV for his views on the Bollywood film industry.

Goldsmith launched into a gushing monologue praising the awards which were held on 8 April.

He said: "It's a huge festival and it celebrated huge talent. This room is going to be bursting with dynamism and brilliance and excitement. I'm here just as a guest and I'm looking forward to absorbing some of the energy.

"I'm a Bollywood fan so anything Bollywood, I lap it up."

The interviewer than asked: "You say you're a Bollywood fan. Do you have a favourite actor, or a favourite Bollywood film?"

And this is when it starts to go downhill.

Goldsmith flounders and stumbles over his words, clearly stumped. 

"I wouldn't be able to...  Let me think... No. I'm not going to give you one. I can't think of a favourite," he says.

The interviewer asks: "You can't think of a single Bollywood film or actor?"

Goldsmith replies: "I can think of... I can't think of a favourite, though I love the whole... I love almost everything about Bollywood.

"I love the atmosphere, I love the colour, I love the excitement. I want as much colour as possible here in London."

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday to decide the next Mayor of London. Currently Sadiq Khan is leading with Goldsmith in 2nd place.




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