Netanyahu gets his 'best selfie' at Shalom Bollywood

ANI | Updated: Jan 19, 2018 01:19 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan 19 (ANI): Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday took a selfie with Bollywood personalities during 'Shalom Bollywood' and branded it as his "best selfie" yet.

"My best selfie yet. Any fans of #bollywood out there? @SrBachchan @juniorbachchan @rajcheerfull @imbhandarkar @vivek_oberoi @RonnieScrewvala @karanjohar," the Israeli PM, wrote, in a Twitter post.

In addition to this, the Israeli premier drew a comparison between his selfie with the B-town stars and Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar Selfie.

"Will my Bollywood selfie beat @TheEllenShow Hollywood selfie at the Oscars? @SrBachchan @juniorbachchan @rajcheerfull @imbhandarkar @vivek_oberoi @," questions Netanyahu, in a tweet.

Earlier, Netanyahu praised Bollywood saying that the world, including Israel, loves Bollywood.

"The world loves bollywood, Israel loves bollywood, I love bollywood," Netanyahu said at 'Shalom Bollywood' event in Mumbai.

Emphasising that 'Israel wants Bollywood', the Prime Minister explained various reasons to make Bollywood films in his country.

"If you come and you need more, we will put in more. In Israel you will see great ideas and great technology," he said.

Netanyahu also praised megastar Amitabh Bachchan and said the actor has more followers than him on Twitter.

Earlier, Amitabh extended a warm welcome to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu at the event.

While addressing the audience at the event, the 'PINK' star said, "The Indian film industry is more than a hundred years old and is flourishing and doing extremely well. India produces more than a 1500 films every year, which is four times what Hollywood produces and twice as much as comes out of China."

Big-B and other Bollywood personalities - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Karan Johar, Subhash Ghai, Imtiaz Ali, Ronnie Screwvala, Sara Ali Khan - who also graced the event, also clicked a selfie with Netanyahu and his wife.

India and Israel on Monday had signed a MoU on filmmaking. With this, both sides envisage establishing a framework for encouraging all audiovisual media output, especially the co-production of films for the benefit of the film industries of both the countries.(ANI)