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Madhur Jaffrey starts rapping at 85

— by Alyson Walsh

 

This state of perpetual Brexit Limbo makes the pursuit of joy and laughter all the more imperative.  Hooray then for award-winning cookery writer and actor Madhur Jaffrey who has started rapping at the age of 85. You’re never too old to learn a new skill…I say rapping but it is more lip-synching (quite expertly) to New York rapper Mr Cardamom’s new single, ‘Nani’. The track is an homage to the Queen’s musician’s own Nani (Hindi for grandmother), a former social worker, who set up a trust to help homeless children in India. Jaffrey appears in the video as a Gangster Nani wearing a yellow beret and long silver wig, and giving it plenty of attitude. The video contains vintage clips from Jaffrey’s cookery shows and films, and ends with a crowded scene in a food truck that’s just brilliant. (Warning: it also contains expletives and one-finger gestures).

“85-years-old, 85-years-gold” is my favourite line.

 

Apparently, Madhur Jaffrey kept the yellow beret…

 

Photos: New York Times

 

 

There’s a feature in the New York Times and link to the video HERE. A special thank you to India Knight for flagging this fantastic story up.

 

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