LUCKNOW, Jan. 5 -- The UP tourism department has roped in Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan to promote the Kumbh Mela 2019 starting in Prayagraj on January 15.

On Friday, the state tourism department uploaded a video of the actor on its twitter handle talking about the unique idol of Lord Hanuman in a sleeping posture in Prayagraj.

The actor also talked about the famous combo of jalebi and milk of Prayagraj and his early days in the holy city when he used to relish them in the mornings. In backdrop of the video, sadhus could be seen at the Kumbh Mela.

The Yogi Aditynath government was going all out to promote Kumbh Mela at the national and the international level.

Unesco recognised Kumbh Mela as an 'intangible cultural heritage of humanit...