Minister of Culture of Saudi Arabia Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammad bin Farhan Al Saud took to his Twitter handle to share pictures of his meeting with Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, and Akshay Kumar. The minister took to Twitter and shared images of his meeting with the four actors and tagged them along.
He wrote that the meeting was to explore “partnership opportunities” together. “It was great to meet members of the thriving Indian film community including Bollywood superstars @iamsrk @BeingSalmanKhan @akshaykumar #SaifAliKhan and explore partnership opportunities together! #SaudiMinistryOfCulture #Saudivision2030,” the tweet read.
Meanwhile, it is learnt that SRK hosted Mohammed Al Turki, chairman of Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Festival, at his home Mannat recently. Taking to Instagram, Al Turki shared a picture featuring him and Shah Rukh. The duo clicked a selfie together and explored cross-cultural collaborations.
The power of Bollywood is huge in Arab countries and it has quite an impact on the Middle East region. Nearly all the movies that are released in India are released there as well, including Telugu and other regional flicks. It is no secret that Bollywood has succeeded in building ties with Arab countries, much better than two decades ago.