Bollywood Star on Power-Packed NZ Adventure Trail

Bollywood superstar and adventure junkie Sidharth Malhotra, 31, was in New Zealand recently shooting a social media video highlighting New Zealand’s scenery, adrenalin-packed activities and cultural experiences which will be incorporated into Tourism New Zealand’s campaign work in India.

Kayaking within sight of the country’s youngest volcanic cone was a wonderful experience, Malhotra said.

“New Zealand has endless opportunities for adventure lovers. It was a once in a lifetime experience for me to learn kayaking [on] Waitemata Harbour,” Malhotra said.

He also enjoyed a scenic view from a seaplane.

“Flying over [Auckland’s] beautiful harbour was beautiful. Such a thing can only be experienced in a country like New Zealand. It is a great way to see the city from a different perspective,” he said.

Malhotra has been named as New Zealand’s tourism ambassador for India – a role seen as a big influencer among NZ’s Indian community.

“Being able to work with someone like Sidharth Malhotra is another fantastic opportunity for Tourism New Zealand,” Tourism NZ director of trade and PR René de Monchy told advertising and media site M+AD Daily.

“We know from past experience of working with celebrities like China’s Huang Lei and actress Yao Chen, their influence through popular culture, particularly through social media channels, is enormous,” de Monchy said.

Original article by IANS, The Times of India, November 19, 2016.

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