India has become one of the hottest destinations for many Hollywood celebrities. Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger had come to Chennai to attend the audio launch function of 'I', which was formerly known as Ai. For the first time in his career, Arnold launching the audio of an Indian movie and will unveil the music album of the Tamil movie today (September 15) at Nehru Stadium.
Now The Lord Of The Rings fame Elijah Wood has come to India and has been traveling in Delhi and Mumbai with his DJing partner Zach Cowie. The DJs performed at the Trilogy nightclub on Thursday night. Wood and Cowie will also perform in Delhi and Hyderabad later in the week.
Earlier, Jackie Chan had launched the music of Kamal Hassan starrer Dasavatharam. UNHCR brand ambassador Angelina Jolie too came to India earlier this year for a social cause. She has visited India before quite a couple of times. While some Hollywood stars come for launches, there are many who choose India for a holiday or to shoot their movies. There are many reasons which makes the Hollywood stars take a trip down to India. For example, Richard Gere is an active practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism and visits Sikkim in India quite often.
Demi Moore too came to India seeking spirituality. She was snapped at Mcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh along with her spiritual guru Hargopal Kaur Khalsa. Demi also attended a mind and life conference called Craving, Desire and Addiction, where Dalai Lama was the speaker.
Other stars like Lady Gaga, Akon, Shakira and many more have come to India for tours and concerts.
As Arnold Schwarzenegger is in India, we decided to take a look at the other Hollywood stars who visited the incredible India.
Hollywood Stars Who Visited India:
Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger has come to Chennai to attend the audio launch function of I.
Hilary maintained a low profile when she came to Mumbai for philanthropy. She had a trip accompanied by Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Anil Kapoor.
She came here to shoot "Eat, Love, Pray" and also came once earlier for sight-seeing with then husband Danny Moder.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Tom Cruise came to India to promote 'Mission Impossible IV- Ghost Protocol'. He did not come alone and brought his then wife Katie Holmes and their daughter Suri Cruise as well.
Katy Perry and Russel Brand
Katy and Russel tied the knot in the exotic city Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Elizabeth Hurley chose Udaipur for her lavish wedding with now divorced husband, NRI tycoon Arun Nayar.
Oscar winning actress Nicole Kidman came to Udaipur to shoot an ad film which was directed by Shekhar Kapur.
The handsome actor visited India in 2009 to spend time with multi-Oscar winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" child stars whom he had first met while attending the Oscars earlier this year.
Richard Gere is an active practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism and visits Sikkim in India quite often. He scorched the headlines after kissing actress Shilpa Shetty at an AIDS awareness rally.
In 2008, superstar Michael Douglas visited Jaisalmer in Rajasthan with actress-wife Catherine Zeta-Jones to film "Racing the Monsoon."
"Rolling Stones" frontman Mick Jagger too visited Rajasthan in 2008 with daughter Jade.
Madonna too chose to visit Rajasthan. Madonna visited Udaipur, popularly known as the City of Lakes in Rajasthan. The diva came for a week long holiday along with her ex-husband filmmaker Guy Ritchie, son David Banda and some friends.
Shakira has come to India two times for concerts.
The "Men In Black" star visited Mumbai to launch Sony Television's English-language movie channel called Pix for a five-day trip in February 2006. Will Smith also visited Agra to see the Taj Mahal.
The Lord Of The Rings fame Elijah Wood has come to India and has been traveling in Delhi and Mumbai with his DJing partner Zach Cowie. The DJs performed at the Trilogy nightclub on Thursday night. Wood and Cowie will also perform in Delhi and Hyderabad later in the week.