The country’s tourism ambassador for India
Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has been roped in by Canada Tourism Commission (CTC) as the country’s ambassador for India.
“I am very honoured and privileged to have been asked to represent the CTC as their Ambassador for India. Canada is my second home and I am truly proud to encourage and promote Canadian tourism in India. I have an extremely strong connection to this great land and its warm people,” Akshay said after being named the ambassador.
The actor is a popular name in the country with his films like Namastay London and Singh Is Kinng. He also carried the Olympic torch for Canada in Toronto during this year's Olympic Torch Relay.
Akshay will be CTC's Ambassador for India till summer 2012.