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Ok, it’s official, Jaya Singh is Morgan Freeman.
Close your eyes while the APTRA President and Mondelez World Travel Retail Regional Director is speaking on stage and I swear you will hear what sounds for all the world like the dulcet tones of the American star of Along Came a Spider, Now you see me, Transcedence and Lucy.
And sure enough, there was Jaya on stage yesterday at the TFWA Asia Pacific conference, wearing his APTRA hat, his deep voice (shades of Paul Robeson in there too) as smooth as a dry martini, his oratory as rich and velvety as a First Growth Bordeaux. One minute he’s noting that travellers should be better informed about duty free allowances, the next minute he’s saying: “I wish I could tell you that Andy fought the good fight and the sisters let him be.”
Wow, he’d just quoted Morgan Freeman’s character from The Shawshank Redemption! Jaya Freeman! Morgan Singh!
Ok, I made that last bit up but you know what I mean, right? So, will the real Morgan Freeman please stand up?