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Documentary on AP for Bush on Air Force One
Syed Amin Jafri in Hyderabad | March 02, 2006 20:39 IST
United States President George W Bush and First Lady Laura Bush will get to see Andhra Pradesh even before they land on Hyderabad's soil.
For, the US President and his wife will witness a five-minute film on AP abroad Air Force One on their way from Delhi to Hyderabad on Friday morning.
"Andhra Pradesh will showcase its achievements in different fields through a five-minute short film which will be shown to the president on Air Force One when he comes from Delhi," Chief Minister Dr Y S Rajasekhar Reddy told a news conference.
The specially made documentary, which was shot by famous director Mani Shankar, has already been sent to the US authorities in Delhi.
The five-minute film was shown to the media at the press meet. The film opens with the chief minister extending a warm welcome to the US president. It depicts how AP flourished through the ages, describing the state as the rice-bowl of the nation and cyber bowl of the world.The short film also portrays various places of worship, barring a mosque. However, the film has a scene showing two Muslim boys and a girl saying the Hyderabadi 'adaab' (welcoming gesture) and another scene depicting a Muslim family offering "dua" before the meals.