Siddharth Malhotra appointed ambassador of Tourism New Zealand


Bollywood actor Siddharth Malhotra has been roped in as the first Indian ambassador of Tourism New Zealand. He will be promoting the scenic island nation as a tourist destination.

Siddharth is thrilled over his new designation and is looking forward to visit the picturesque land to experience its spectacular landscapes, culture and adventure activities. He will take a trip Down Under later this month and will be visiting both the North and South Islands.

"I've heard from my friends about the many activities that New Zealand has to offer and I'm very excited for this trip. I'm a traveller who believes in experiencing everything that a destination offers and New Zealand has so much to offer," Sidharth said in a statement.

The actor who is a lover of nature and an extreme sports enthusiast added, "I can't wait to experience the local wildlife in New Zealand. I am gearing up for activities like skydiving, sky walking and diving. I have also heard extensively about the food and wine, Maori culture and other unique experiences that the country offers."

Siddharth who made his acting debut in 2012 with Karan Johar’s ‘Student of the Year’ has featured in movies like ‘Ek Villain’, ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ and ‘Brothers’. He has gained quite a fan-following with his good work, across the globe. The handsome hunk is also looking forward to interacting with some of his fans during his trip to the beautiful country which is replete with breathtaking landscapes - from vast mountain ranges, steaming volcanoes to sweeping coastlines.

Officials at Tourism New Zealand are also trying to ensure that Sidharth has an experience of a lifetime. "Sidharth is young and dynamic, and extremely keen to experience New Zealand's offerings. From adventure activities to food and wine experiences, local culture to luxury indulgence, New Zealand is gearing up to surprise Sidharth at every step of his journey. We look forward to hosting him and making him feel at home," said Steven Dixon, Regional Manager, South and South East Asia, Tourism New Zealand.

Sidharth is currently working on two projects: Shakun Batra’s ‘Kapoor & Sons’ which also stars his rumoured girlfriend Alia Bhatt, Pakistani actor Fawad Khan and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor. The other film is debutante Nitya Mehra’s ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ starring Katrina Kaif. The film has just wrapped up its shooting schedule in Glasgow, Scotland.