New Delhi, Jan 13: It is for this reason that Amitabh Bachchan is considered the living icon of Bollywood. He has taken Indian cinema in general and Bollywood in particular beyond the Indian shores. When Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu visits India he will meet Bollywood biggies and a special Bollywood event called Shalom Bollywood has been arranged to welcome him.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is playing a very important role in making this a successful event. The Israeli Consulate has thanked Big B for his active role, and cooperation in further enhancing the Indo-Israel ties via Bollywood.
“Thank you, @SrBachchan for opening your house & your heart for the staff of the Consulate of @israelinMumbai . We are humbled by the honour and the kind words you bestowed on #Israel. Appreciate your active role in the cooperation between #Bollywood & Israel,” he mentioned in the tweet.
“We are humbled by the honour and kind words you bestowed on Israel.”
This initiative in Bollywood is being sen as an effort on part of Israel to introduce its people to the world of art and music, which received a massive blow from the BDS movement against Israel.
Netanyahu wishes to invite Bollywood to shoot in and explore the picturesque land of Tel Aviv.
PM’s state visit to India Carmon in an official statement said, “The Prime Minister’s visit to India is the grand finale to the celebrations of 25 years of Growing Partnership between India and Israel. The visit will focus on the progress made between India and Israel since Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Israel last summer, and on shaping the next 25 years of relations between our countries and our peoples.”