Mumbai: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday met several Bollywood celebrities including superstar Shahrukh Khan and Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan.
Trudeau, along with wife Sophie Gregoire, daughter Ella-Grace and sons Xavier James and Hadrien landed in Delhi last Saturday. They are on a eight-day visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Canadian prime minister met the Bollywood celebrities, discussing stronger ties between the Hindi and Canadian film industry. Trudeau even shared a photograph with King Khan and tweeted: “Tonight, we celebrated stronger ties and new co-production opportunities between Bollywood and the Canadian film industry. And who better to help than Shah Rukh Khan himself. Great to meet you!”
Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who met Trudeau and his family, said that it was a pleasure meeting Trudeau.
“What a charming and great conversationalist he is. Talked about people, culture and, of course, cinema,” Anupam added.
Bollywood actor/singer Farhan Akhtar tweeted, “Was an honour and a pleasure to meet the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and his lovely wife, Sophie. Sir, your leadership in the discourse for ending gender discrimination serves as constant inspiration to us all.”
Trudeau’s visit is aimed at further strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries in key areas of mutual interest such as trade and investment, energy, science and innovation, higher education, infrastructure development, skill development and space.
Cooperation in security and counter-terrorism as well as exchange of views on global and regional issues of mutual interest will also form important components of the visit.
According to sources, Modi will hold bilateral talks with Trudeau on Friday following which a number of agreements are expected to be signed.
The trip comes nearly three years after Modi visited Canada in April 2015.