New Delhi: Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday tweeted a video where she can be seen vivaciously repeating the phrase from Bollywood blockbuster ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ after the crowd at the Central Spirit Mall in Bengaluru’s Bellandur. The Defence Minister captioned the video as ‘How’s the Josh’. Sitharaman chanted ‘How’s the Josh’ followed by Bharat Mata Ki Jai, Vande Mataram along with a group of war veterans inside the hall.
Sitharaman also obliged for selfies with children and the public at the mall. “Live from Central Spirit Mall, Bellandur, Bengaluru, to watch Uri (finally) with veterans. #HighJosh!” she tweeted tagging actors Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam and the film’s director Aditya Dhar and producer Ronnie Screwvala.
Sitharaman praised the cast for their brilliant performance and said she was recharged by the energy of the film as well as the audience. Meanwhile, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is battling cancer, came for the inauguration of the 5.1-km long cable-stayed bridge ‘Atal Setu’ on the Mandovi river in Goa on Sunday. Parrikar addressed the crowd at the event and asked, “How’s the Josh”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi first recited the phrase ‘How’s the Josh’ at the inauguration of the National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai. “Aap sab ke liye ek sawal hai,” PM Modi threw the question at the celebrity crowd present at the event. “How’s the josh,” he then quipped.
Apart from PM Modi, Nirmala Sitharaman and Parrikar, former army chief and MoS External Affairs, Gen (Retd) V K Singh also invoked the dialogue at his Prayagraj visit. ‘How is the Josh…..Josh is very high, very high,’ salutations resonated at the Prayagraj railway station.
‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ is based on the 2016 Indian Army’s surgical strikes on terror launch pads in Pakistan as a retaliation for the Uri attack that claimed the lives of 17 army personnel.