The actors were part of the Indian delegation that met the visiting Canadian prime minister and his family in Mumbai.
Shah Rukh, Aamir Khan lead Hindi cinema bigwigs at meet with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau
Mumbai - 21 Feb 2018 12:45 IST
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has been setting his own sense of style during his stay in India. The premier was spotted wearing ethnic kurtas and pyjamas on his recent visit to the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. Despite the visit being a diplomatic one, it was inevitable that his tryst with the city of Mumbai be completed with a cinematic interaction with Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and several other stars.
Trudeau was accompanied by his wife, Sophie, and children, Ella Grace Margaret, Hadrien, and Xavier Trudeau. The family certainly seemed charmed by the industry royals. Shah Rukh, in particular, spent quite a few minutes talking to the children.
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! ð®ð³ð¨ð¦ Ce soir, nous avons célébré le resserrement des liens ainsi que de nouvelles possibilités de coproduction entre Bollywood et l’industrie cinématographique canadienne. Et qui de mieux pour y contribuer que @iamsrk lui-même... Ce fut un plaisir de vous rencontrer!
While the event also saw several promnent names like Anupam Kher, Farhan Akhtar make an appearance, it was Aamir's rare presence that made it something of a special event. The actor, notorious for not attending public events, made an exception to welcome Trudeau and family to the city. The family has become akin to a major celebrity, with Trudeau being one of the more popular global leaders in the world.
The event focused on the theme of building industrial relationships between India and Canada, and extending a hand to the film industry to choose Canada as a profitable destination. Despite the serious nature of the discussion, the film industry was out in full force to welcome the visiting celebrities. From Akhtar to R Madhavan, several prominent names took the opportunity to take selfies with Trudeau.
Was an honour & a pleasure to meet the Hon. Prime Minister of Canada, @JustinTrudeau & his lovely wife, Sophie.— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) February 20, 2018
Sir, your leadership in the discourse for ending gender discrimination serves as constant inspiration to us all. pic.twitter.com/BfzrEsL6wB
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
@JustinTrudeau such a pleasure and honour meeting you sir. Your relatability, grace and charm was most endearing and its easy to see why you are the Pride and toast of Canada.Have a lovely rest of the tour.ðð pic.twitter.com/yNpZV6l4Vo— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) February 21, 2018