This one is a very dry, very serious connect. Try it out.
The clues may seem to arbit, and so, I have not changed their filenames. Take a stab.
Happy connecting, and have a nice life, folks!
As usual, just 1 answer, and as usual, Akhil aka asherxai is correct.
The connect is Sant Singh Chatwal. Praful Patel was one of the two ministers who forwarded the recommendation for a Padma Bhushan for Chatwal
Chatwal donated a lot towards Hillary’s campaign against Obama in the race to becoming the democratic candidate.
Inder Kumar Gujral boycotted a high-profile dinner in the US just because Chatwal was present, and he did not want to be associated with Chatwal in any manner.
Chatwal’s son Vikram Chatwal played the gay guy who got married to Sandhya Mridul in Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd, the film.