Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (often referred as ‘Justin Singh’ for reaching out to the Sikh community in Canada) is in India to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries in areas of mutual interest, including film production. Trudeau took the opportunity to visit the Taj Mahal; later he also met top Bollywood celebs.
“About 35 years ago, when I was 11 years, I came to India on an official trip with my father (former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau). I had come down to see Agra from New Delhi to see the Taj Mahal. For me to be present on an official trip while bringing my kids with me to share this is really special and being able to enjoy this as a dad with my kids is really nice,” said the Canadian PM.
He also visited the Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat and paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, also tried his hand at spinning the wheel. “A beautiful place of peace, humanity and truth that is as needed today as ever,” he wrote in the visitor’s book at the Sabarmati Ashram.
From Gujarat, the Canadian PM went on Mumbai Darshan.
In Mumbai, Mr. Trudeau met top business leaders and representatives of the film industry. Canada is keen to get more Bollywood producers to shoot in their country.
Checkout pictures of the Canadian PM meeting Bollywood celebs.
Justin Trudeau with SRK.
Tonight, we celebrated stronger ties & new co-production opportunities between Bollywood and the Canadian Film Industry. And who better to help than @iamsrk himself… Great to meet you! 🇮🇳🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/1OcwsA9lMS
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) February 20, 2018
Trudeau with Aamir Khan.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) February 21, 2018
Trudeau with Madhavan. Few months back, Madhavan was in Ottawa, visited Canadian Parliament.
Canadian PM with Anupam Kher.
It was such a pleasure to meet the Canadian Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau & his family. What a charming & great conversationalist he is. Talked about people, culture and of course cinema.:) #Canada #India #lndianCinema #BendItLikeBeckham #SilverLiningsPlaybook pic.twitter.com/YqQO5qOdoB
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) February 20, 2018
Farhan Akhtar with Justin Trudeau.
Was an honour & a pleasure to meet the Hon. Prime Minister of Canada, @JustinTrudeau & his lovely wife, Sophie.
Sir, your leadership in the discourse for ending gender discrimination serves as constant inspiration to us all. pic.twitter.com/BfzrEsL6wB
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) February 20, 2018
Featured Image Credit: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and children, Xavier, 10, Ella-Grace, 9, and Hadrien, 3, visit the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)