The Ministry of Tourism hosted a ceremony to promote for tourism at the Giza pyramids plateau in the presence of Bollywood star Amitab Bachchan as part of activities of the "India by the Nile 2015" Festival in its third round.
Minister of Tourism Khaled Rami, Giza governor, the Indian ambassador in Cairo, a galaxy of top officials in the Tourism Ministry and Tourism Promotion Authority and artists attended the ceremony.
The minister highly appreciated the participation of the Indian megastar, noting that his presence helped in sending a positive message about Egypt's image abroad.
He said the promotion for cultural tourism is a basic activity of the Egyptian tourism promotion campaigns.
The 72-year-old star, who was a huge star in India in the '80s and '90s and still enjoys a great fan-following, said that Egypt has a very good atmosphere for film shootings.
"There are many facilities here, the atmosphere is very good and people are very friendly. Every time we come here to shoot a film, we find cooperation from the state. So, yes we will love to shoot films in Egypt," said Bachchan.
The actor had fond memories of his previous trips to the country that has an ancient civilization similar to India. "Every time I come back here I see your love and affection, very overwhelming. I really have no words to express," he said.