On February 6, Kyuhyun, Minho, Sunggyu, Jonghyun and Suho appeared on “Morning News Time” to report on a news item dealing with K-Pop’s popularity in India. TVXQ‘s Changmin did not appear on the news despite reportedly being a cast member of the variety show.
On this day, a reporter began the news item at India’s Gateway of Mumbai with the five idols wearing traditional Indian clothing. They went on to ask passing locals, “Do you know Korea? Do you know K-Pop?” but it seemed that most were oblivious. Minho reported that K-Pop or K-Pop stars are not well known in India, saying, “The situation is the same even when we go to a place that is bustling with crowds. Wherever they go, people gather around them, but it seems to be a characteristic of the people who are interested in foreigners and like taking photos [with them].”
In reality, some of the locals asked, “Are you Chinese?” putting some substance to the claim.
Following that, Kyuhyun visited Yash Raj Films, a famous film maker, and asked about how K-Pop could expand into India. The Yash Raj Films associate suggested that they could incorporate traditional Indian dances into K-Pop dance routines.