Would love to shoot in Egypt again: Amitabh Bachchan
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who returned to Egypt after a gap of 24-years, said he was bowled over by the love and affection showered on him and would love shoot in the country of Pyramids again.
Cairo: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who returned to Egypt after a gap of 24-years, said he was bowled over by the love and affection showered on him and would love shoot in the country of Pyramids again.
Bachchan's first trip to the country was in 1975. He is currently here on a three-day trip to inaugurate the third edition of 'India by the Nile' cultural festival.
"My first visit to Egypt was in 1975 and I came to shoot a film here. And my last visit to Egypt was in 1991 to attend the Cairo International Film Festival and I realised the love and affection that Egyptians have for me," said Bachchan during a press conference here.
The 72-year-old star, who was a huge star in the country 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 civilisation 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.
"Our countries have shared a great historical association. We are two greatest civilizations in the entire world and this festival 'India by the Nile' brings the two nations together. I'm very fortunate to represent in many ways the Indian film industry," Bachchan added.
When asked how he sees the country now, the actor said that he liked the friendly atmosphere.
"When I go back I will tell people please do come to Egypt. Everything is normal and fine," said the star.
Egypt is hoping that Bachchan's popularity will help bring more tourists from India to boost its economy, hit by political unrest since the ouster of long-time president Hosni Mubarak in 2011.