Celina pretty ecstatic these days as the Egypt Tourism board has made her the brand ambassador of Egypt from India. And taking time from her hectic schedule, Celina made a trip down to Cairo to see the dynamic metropolis, which is also the largest city in the Middle East.
Celina along with her team made a visit to the Media Production City on the outskirts of the city. It's what Film City is to Mumbai. 'They have state of the art studios with best sets which can be used for shoots. I think they are very suitable for our Indian films as the facilities including a hotel close by make it a good option,' says Celina. After the meeting Celina and her team met the Minister of Tourism, H.E. Mohamed Zoheir Garana as well as Egyptian Tourism Authority Chairman, Amr El Ezaby. His Excellency, The Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Dr. Mohammed Higazy said, 'We want people to know that Egypt is not just about the Pyramids. We are working strategically on the tourism industry in Egypt. For its growth, we are offering easy visas, lower ticket rates, various tour packages etc. We hope to double the number of Indian tourists to Egypt by 2009. We are spending half a million U.S. Dollars in the next six months to encourage traffic between India and Egypt.'
Celina also met up with few Egyptian actors including actor Dr. Ezzat Abbou-Ouf who is the president of the Cairo International Film Festival. Celina promised them that she would be part of this year Cairo International Film Festival which will be held from November 27th to 7th December.
(Pic Courtesy - Viral Bhayani)