Go Kerala, tweet international celebrities

Brand Kerala is getting endorsements from unexpected quarters. British twitterati who have vacationed in Kerala are showing off their tan and giving the state thumbs-up.

British actor Sadie Frost who was married to Jude Law, filled her twitter pages with photographs of Kerala’s backwater, incidentally she was one of the celebrities who was invited to the London premier of the controversial film by Kerala Tourism, Your Moment is Waiting.

Sadie who made it to Kerala in March last year, started her vacation by asking who wants to join her and eventually enjoying her moment lying alone in hammock reading a Russian novel and admiring a dragonfly that sat on her nose, as per her tweets. And tweeted some more: “Im telling ya- you guys have got to get yourselves over to Kerala soon it is so peaceful and relaxing – x. Yes its bin amazin- spice boat cruise on Kerala back waters has bin 1 of the best experiences of my life”

Shobna Gulati, a British dancer, writer and actor of Indian origin, who stars in the UK television series ‘Coronation Street’, but quit twitter owing to racially-abusive tweets went to Kochi and Kumarakom to recuperate. Indian origin British actor-singer Preeya Kalidas who plays the character Amira Masood in a soap opera EastEnders tweeted that God’s Own Country is culturally so diverse. “Kerala is sooo beautiful”.

Tourism director Rani George said Kerala is the top destination choice for many international celebrities. Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto, the granddaughter of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was another high profile visitor to Kerala, a few months ago. Other celebrities who visited the state in the last two years included Irish singer and anti-poverty activist Bob Geldof British rock star, and Sting and who went up on stage and dig a gig for the Malayalee audience. In November last year, Rolling Stones lead vocalist Mick Jagger’s daughter Jade Jagger, a celebrated fashion designer, stayed in a houseboat in Alappuzha.

The parents of South Africa World Cup 2010 Golden Boot winning German footballer Thomas Mueller, who played for his club Bayern Munich in a friendly match against India in New Delhi on January 10, spent more than a week in Kerala in August last year. Gerhard Mueller and wife Claudia witnessed the famous Nehru Trophy snake boat race, and holidayed at Munnar and Kumarakom.

British actor Sadie Frost who was married to Jude Law, filled her twitter pages with photographs of Kerala’s backwater, incidentally she was one of the celebrities who was invited to the London premier of the controversial film by Kerala Tourism, Your Moment is Waiting.

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