Mumbai (December 4, 2017): As a part of his #LondonIsOpen campaign – launched by the mayor to show that London is united and open for business – Khan is touring India and Pakistan to lead trade missions in both countries. The six-day trip involves visiting Mumbai, Amritsar, Delhi, Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan was recently welcomed in Mumbai by Bollywood royalty and some of India’s biggest businessmen, at a grand reception hosted by the billionaire owner of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani.
Actors Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sridevi and film directors Karan Johar and Farah Khan attended the party and posted pictures with the mayor.
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar was also at the party, with his wife Anjali.
Sadiq Khan took to social media to share pictures from the event.
“What a night! Thank you to the Ambani family @karanjohar & @milinddeora for hosting an incredible evening with business & creative industry leaders to mark my trip to Mumbai. #LondonIsOpen,” he tweeted.
Sadiq Khan’s first stop was Mumbai and so far it has been nothing less than Insta-worthy!
He checked out the QPR South Mumbai Junior Soccer Challenge, which is owned by Ranbir Kapoor, so you know they definitely met and the winners of the challenge go to London for Training so the mayor said ‘hi’ in advance.
“It’s an honour to support @QPRFC’s Talent Hunt and announce the first girls to win,” he tweeted.
He made a trip to Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya (Gandhi Museum).
And in the evening, he met with the creative industry at a reception hosted in his honour by Mukesh Ambani and Karan Johar.
“An honour to meet cricketing legend – The Master Sachin,” the Mayor tweeted. He even got to a chance to speak to the cricketer about his plans to make London the sporting capital of the world.
By creative industry we mean Bollywood celebrities!
He was quite excited to meet Amitabh Bachchan and captioned their photo: Fantastic meeting the godfather of Bollywood.
And of course it goes without saying that his meet with SRK was memorable. “Wonderful meeting acting legend Shah Rukh Khan,” he wrote.