MINSK, 23 January (BelTA) – The Bollywood film shot in Belarus will help attract more Indian tourists, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Belarus Sangeeta Bahadur told a press conference that took place at the national press center on 23 January in the run-up to India's national holiday, BelTA has learned. s
The diplomat spoke about the successful Belarusian-Indian filmmaking project and remarked that it will spark India's interest in Belarus. “The film might attract a greater number of tourists,” she noted while drawing a parallel with Iceland which experienced an upsurge in tourists from India after Bollywood shot a movie there.
“The film will help add Belarus to must-visit lists for Indian tourists,” Ambassador Sangeeta Bahadur believes.
The ambassador also recalled that India has introduced e-visas that cost only $20, which is well below the previous $100.
In general, the head of the Indian diplomatic mission is convinced that the bilateral tourism contacts between Belarus and India will be growing.