Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan said he is looking forward to his visit to Egypt for the ‘India by the Nile’ festival and hoped to reach out to his fans in the country during his stay.

The 72-year-old actor is the ‘Guest of Honour’ at this year’s edition of the cultural festival and will speak about his films, particularly ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ at the Opera House in Cairo on March 31 and will also be present at a gala event at the Pyramids the same day.

"… And then prepare for Egypt and Cairo for the ‘India by the Nile’ festival and activities, starting in a few days… Egypt was a revelation on my visit there in ’90s. The enthusiasm and the love of the people was incredible and invaluable.

"It still remains presumably, and I hope that my short visit gives me ample time to reach out to my well wishers and friends," Bachchan posted on his blog.

The third edition of the festival, running from March 28 to April 17, is organised by the Embassy of India in Cairo in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Tourism, and the Cairo Opera House.