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Justin Trudeau Bhangra Dancing Video Fascinates, Delights Internet

Not your average world leader, eh?

An old clip of Justin Trudeau twisting and swinging to a hit bhangra song has charmed viewers the world over, confounding expectations set by Canada’s outgoing prime minister Stephen Harper.

A video uploaded Tuesday shows the Liberal leader wearing a white desi kurta-pyjama and dupatta dancing to the catchy beats of Hadippa — the breakout theme song from the 2009 Bollywood film “Dil Bole Hadippa!”

The video also seems to be winning Trudeau new fans, including our pals at HuffPost India:

According to a party spokesperson, the footage was captured during an event organized by the India-Canada Association of Montreal in 2009.

For some, the footage reminds viewers of Trudeau’s father Pierre and his signature prime ministerial pirouette.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau served a total of four terms in the country’s top office. Justin is his eldest son.

More recently, Harper's wife Laureen showed off her own bhangra dance moves at a Conservative campaign event in Brampton, Ont. last week.


The old bhangra video and Trudeau’s youthfulness are attracting renewed interest in Canada after voters elected a majority Liberal government on Monday, unseating Harper’s Conservative from nearly a decade in power.

Some select headlines from around the globe have called him the “Sexiest Politician in the World,” prompting analysis pieces including one from blogger Lauren Messervey titled, “Why Objectifying Justin Trudeau is Not OK.”


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