(L to R) Rep. Ro Khanna and Actor Anupam Kher / X/Ro Khanna
Indian American Congressman Ro Khanna and Congresswoman Deborah Ross met with Bollywood actor Anupam Kher at the latter’s acting school in Mumbai during their official visit to India.
The lawmakers engaged with students in an interactive session at the school. Speaking to the students, Khanna emphasized the need to expand India-US relations in people-to-people and cultural segments.
“It is not sufficient to just have defence, technology and economic alignment, ultimately there has to be a people and cultural alignment in art movies play such a huge role,” the Indian American was quoted as saying in a video of the event posted by Kher.
“Inspiring to speak with the acting students of @anupampkher. He has helped train over 100,000 young people to achieve their dreams. He came to Bollywood with 37 rupees and made it by studying drama,” Khanna wrote on X, formerly Twitter, after the event.
The actor expressed pleasure on hosting the representatives at his school. “We had a great interactive session with the upcoming students of acting. It was my joy to show them around the school. Thank you my friends for your warmth and appreciation. Jai Ho!”
Khanna is currently on an India visit to take part in the 77th Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi on August 15. He is heading a US Congressional delegation on an official visit to India. The delegation will visit Hyderabad and New Delhi during their trip.