NEW DELHI: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is on a tour of India, will be a special guest of Bollywood heartthrob Shah Rukh Khan in Mumbai.
Dr Mahathir and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali are in the Indian financial capital for a private visit.
“When he heard I was coming to India, he said I must go to Bombay (Mumbai).
“I have known him for quite some time. His last movie I watched was My Name is Khan,” said Dr Mahathir.
Khan is expected to host a special high tea for the couple at his Mumbai residence today.
During his two-day visit to Mumbai, Dr Mahathir is also slated to visit the Yash Raj Film Studio, India’s premier film studio.
Dr Mahathir is the second luminary to meet Khan in Mumbai in less than a week, after Russian President Dmitry Medvedev last Wednesday.
Medvedev was on an official visit to India last week.
Malaysian Consul-General in Mumbai Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah will also host a special dinner for the visiting dignitaries.
Dr Mahathir will conclude his Indian tour with a visit to Kerala.
On Thursday, he met Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi. – Bernama