Itanagar: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Thursday declared the 6th edition of Adventure at Mechuka festival in presence of Aruncahal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Union minister Kiren Rijiju.
The actor, who was shooting in Punjab for his upcoming film ‘Bharat,’ arrived at Dibrugarh airport by a chartered flight to attend the festival and was received by Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju.
Posting some pictures from the opening day of the festival on his Twitter handle, Rijiju praised Salman for promoting the State as a destination for adventure tourism.
“People of Arunachal Pradesh will be forever indebted to Salman Khan for promoting the State as a destination for adventure tourism. People showered him all the love and affection at Menchuka today,” Rijiju tweeted.
In the snapshots, Salman can be seen wearing the state’s traditional Monpa jacket.
Admiring Arunachal’s natural beauty, the actor promised to shoot his upcoming film in the state.
Welcoming Khan, Khandu thanked him for his contribution in promoting tourism in the state.
Khandu said the strength of Arunachal lay in its diversity offering great many unexplored natural paradise and cultures.
He said the state government has recently signed MoU with 17 private investors and majority of them are related to the tourism sector.
About hundred bikers from 10 countries including the USA, Portugal, Canada, Germany, the UK, Nepal and Bhutan took part in the Dalmia MTB (Mountain Terrain Biking) Arunachal Mountain Bicycle race that would cover a distance of 650 km.
The Bollywood superstar took part in the 10km bicycle ride from Darjeeling to Mechuka along with the chief minister and Union Minister of State for Home Rijiju culminating at the festival ground.
Hearty congratulations to the winners of Dalmia MTB ARUNACHAL HORNBILL’S FLIGHT 2018 Cycling Race. Hats off to the para-cyclists, women cyclists and the local participants who competed with some of the top cyclists of the world. pic.twitter.com/EzIPeNBnd9
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) November 23, 2018
On the work front, Salman is currently shooting for his upcoming film ‘Bharat’ in which he is sporting five different looks spanning over a time period of 60 years, including a crucial part which will showcase the actor in his late 20s ‘lean and young’ avatar.