Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The Few Irish-India Connections I Can Think of!

(This is a re-posted post from last year, because I am lazy.) There really aren’t as many connections between Ireland and India as you would expect.  They both start with “I”?  They are both former British colonies?  Their flags are confusingly similar?  The both have disputed territories to the north? But what few connections I could remember, I have pulled up and highlighted, on this, the ridiculous made-up unofficial international Ireland celebration day.

First, Ek Tha Tiger!  Set in Dublin!  The dancing lampposts in this song scare me!

Second, Vivien Leigh!  Irish heritage, but born in British India.

(Here she is in an anarkali and duppatta)

Did you know the former head of the Tata Group was Irish?  So there is a whole international aspect to the massive board dispute?  Cyrus Mistry’s mother was Irish and he has an Irish passport.  Anyway, here is Shahrukh shilling his tea.

And finally, apparently Teraa Surroor did a ton of filming in Ireland.  Which does not make me actually willing to watch Teraa Surroor, but did at least get me to see the trailer.

And made me re-watch the Pretentious Movie Reviews about Surroor.

There was also the INSANE St. Patrick’s day song from Housefull 3!


12 thoughts on “Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The Few Irish-India Connections I Can Think of!

    • If only they had filmed the Dhoom 3 chase scene on St. Patrick’s Day!

      On Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 8:24 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  1. and Amala’s (Wife of Nagarjuna) mother is from Ireland.
    and some how there are numerous Irish Indo (Cross Country) Marriages, and especially from Bengalis.


    • must be the “countries that start with an ‘I'” thing 🙂

      On Sun, Mar 18, 2018 at 7:12 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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