Addy Raj recalls breaking down language barrier, falling in love with PH

After a few years of working in the Philippines, Indian actor-model Addy Raj has become fluent in Filipino, although he speaks it in his natural accent. How exactly did he learn the language?   "Having no Filipino roots makes a big difference when it comes to Tagalog (or Filipino), as I had not even heard one word, besides the [Black Eyed Peas] song 'Bebot,' which was very famous in India when I was in high school pa," Addy tells the Inquirer. "For example, the 'ng' sound doesn't exist in Hindi, and I couldn't say it for one year until my teacher taught me a trick, [pronouncing] 'ding, dong, ding, dong, ng.'"   Addy, who was an exchange student at the Ateneo de ...

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