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Actor Madhavan gets a guided tour of Canada's Parliament

He was also greeted by two Indo-Canadian ministers, Bardish Chagger and Navdeep Bains.

bollywood Updated: Oct 28, 2017 22:44 IST
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Actor Madhavan,Madhavan in Canada,Bardish Chagger
Actor Madhavan at Canada’s Parliament, flanked by Indo-Canadian minister Bardish Chagger (third from left), Canadian minister of international trade Francois-Philippe Champagne (third from right), and Indian High Commissioner to Ottawa Vikas Swarup (second from left)  (Courtesy Bardish Chagger/Twitter)

Actor Madhavan may be accustomed to red carpets, but the red carpet welcome he received at the Canadian Parliament on a visit to Ottawa may have surprised him.

The star of 3 Idiots and Rang De Basanti was given “a guided tour of the magnificent building, including the library and senate” by Canada’s minister of international trade François-PhilippeChampagne, India’s high commissioner to Canada Vikas Swarup tweeted.

He was also welcomed by a pair of Indo-Canadian leaders, minister of small business and tourism, BardishChagger, and minister of innovation, science and economic development, Navdeep Bains. The actor was in the Canadian capital for give a motivational talk to a group of youth.

“Bollywood is in the House (of Commons)!,” Chagger tweeted as she welcomed him, adding, “hope you enjoyed your visit to the Hill.”

Champagne, who along with Bains will be among cabinet ministers leading a trade mission to India in November, tweeted about taking Madhavan on the tour.

Madhavan reciprocated, “So very lovely meeting you too sir . Thank you for that extraordinary tour and all the love .. see you very soon in MUMBAI.”

The actor also posted multiple images of his visit on Instagram, including a chance to sit in the speaker’s chair in the House of Commons.

First Published: Oct 28, 2017 22:43 IST