Mumbai, Oct 25 (UNI) Bollywood star Celina Jaitley who has been made the Brand Ambassador of Egypt by the Egyptian Board, today said superstar Amitabh Bachchan is the favourite actor of the local people.
In a release here, the actress also said the Egyptians are also big fans of Bollywood films.
According to a release issued here, Celina made a trip down to Cairo to see the dynamic metropolis, which is also the largest city in the Middle East. This also happens to be her first trip to Egypt.
''I was not sure how popular our Bollywood films were there. But to my surprise, they seemed to be big fans of our movies and Amitabh Bachchan happened to be their favourite actor. Most of them wanted to know if I had acted with Mr Bachchan and asked me all sorts of questions about him,'' she said.
The highlights of her visit were a visit to the Giza Pyramids, few meetings with the tourism authority of Egypt to create India-Egypt relations especially in the field of entertainment.
Celina's first trip was to the Giza Pyramids. She was completely awestruck by the tallest structure in the world standing for over 3,800 years.
The original entrance of the Pyramid leads into the descending passage, which slopes down at an angle of about 26 degrees. It is a narrow passage, which measures about 3-1/2 feet wide by almost 4 feet high. It can be tiring and dangerous but Celina checked in while many of her friends backed out, the release added.