Bollywood's own 'Oscar moment' should not be missed
| Jan. 19, 2018, 3:54 p.m.
New Delhi, Jan 19: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s took Bollywood selfie on Thursday's"Shalom Bollywood" event, a high-profile official outreach programme for the Israeli government to improve its image abroad.
Re-enacting the viral 'Oscar selfie', featuring several Hollywood stars in one frame,
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posed with Bollywood superstars as a symbol of the "great friendship" between India and Israel.
The ex-lovebirds of Bollywood Aishwarya and Vivek Oberoi was also seen in one frame after more than a decade.
"I want every Indian and Israeli to know about the amazing friendship between our countries for that I have an idea. One of the most talked pictures took place at the Oscars where several celebrities took a selfie together," he said.
"So I want all the actors, directors, producers present here to join me for a selfie so millions of people can see the exceptional friendship between the two countries," Netanyahu added.
The Israeli PM took to Twitter to share his selfie with Bollywood stars and captioned: '“Will my Bollywood selfie beat @TheEllenShow Hollywood selfie at the Oscars? @SrBachchan @juniorbachchan @rajcheerfull @imbhandarkar @vivek_oberoi.
The Bollywood guests present in the event were Bachchan and his family, Johar, Randhir Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, Sara Ali Khan, filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, Madhur Bhandarkar, Nikkhil Advani, Abhishek Kapoor, Subhash Ghai, lyricist Prasoon Joshi, Vivek Oberoi, choreographer Terence Lewis, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Karan Johar and others.
"Drive" under Karan Johar's production became the first Bollywood film to be shot in Israel for which Johar along with Dharma Productions CEO Apoorva Mehta was felicitated by Netanyahu.