The Indian star Amitabh Bachchan arrived to Egypt to attend the Luxor African Film Festival in starting from 16th and till 27th of March 2017.
Bachchan’s last visit to Egypt was in 2015 when he inaugurated the third edition of the ‘India by the Nile’ festival. This time also the star’s visit will happen during ‘India by the Nile’, but he will not be attending the festival, celebrated by Embassy of India in Cairo.
“It is my fourth visit to this wonderful country. Every time I come to Egypt I feel as though I come home. There is a lot of similarity between India and Egypt in terms of culture, ancient history, tolerance, warmth and friendliness of the people,” said Bachchan in 2015.
Bachchan’s first trip to the country was in 1975 and his visit now is his fifth to Egypt and he is going to spend it at one of the breathtaking touristic places in Egypt, luxor!
Several Bachchan films are going to be played in one of the ancient Egyptian temples in luxor honouring the legendary actor, as well as preparing a touristic tour for the bachchan’s family to get to know Egypt’s wonder culture!
“I am an example of how Egypt is save to travel and I am going to go back and say that in India too. I would also love to come back to when i honoured at alexandria and shoot a film in Egypt.” (Amitabh Bachchan In 2001, Amitabh Bachchan was honoured with the ‘Actor of the Century’ award at an Alexandria Film Festival in Egypt) Bachchan said.
He also added “The history and stunning monuments of ancient Egypt, the romantic cruise along the river Nile, the hospitality of the Egyptians and their love and respect for Indians will definitely leave an everlasting impression in the minds of Indian travellers.”