Netanyahu recreates viral Oscar selfie with Bollywood biggies in India
What is one of the prime proofs of the "great friendship" between India and Israel? An iconic selfie. With this in mind, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu recreated 2014's viral Oscar selfie with Bollywood stars on his penultimate day in India. Top industry personalities including Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Subhash Ghai, Imtiaz Ali and Randhir Kapoor were present at 'Shalom Bollywood' in Mumbai yesterday.
The iconic selfie
PM invites Bollywood for shoots, says "can create magic" together
Aishwarya and Ronnie Screwvala welcomed Netanyahu to the glittery Taj event, where Bachchan delivered the keynote address. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis was also present. "The world loves Bollywood, Israel loves Bollywood," the PM said, inviting the industry for shoots. "In an hour's drive, you have snow, beaches, desert, the salty sea, a sweet lake...," he said, adding Israel and Bollywood "can create magic."
Netanyahu's penultimate day in India
In Mumbai, Netanyahu had breakfast with India's pioneering business leaders including Anand Mahindra, Adi Godrej and Chanda Kochhar. He attended the India-Israel Business Summit at the Taj to commemorate 26/11 victims, interact with affected families and Indian Jews. He also visited Nariman House and met 11-year-old Moshe Holtzberg, who survived the 26/11 attack when he was two. Netanyahu held talks with Fadnavis too.
Here's what Netanyahu did in Delhi and Ahmedabad before
In Delhi, Netanyahu visited the Rajghat and the Taj Mahal, attended the Raisina Dialogue and held talks with Modi and other leaders. The two countries signed nine MoUs in various sectors. In Ahmedabad, Netanyahu and Modi held a roadshow and visited Sabarmati Ashram and the iCreate campus. Modi also got a special gift from Netanyahu: the "Gal-Mobile." The Israeli PM will leave today.
Second PM to visit India since 2003
Netanyahu landed in India on January 14 for a six-day visit. He is accompanied by a 130-member business delegation, the largest ever to travel with an Israeli PM on an international tour. This is the first India visit by an Israeli PM since 2003.