All Blacks legend Richie McCaw gave Bollywood star Sidharth Malhotra a personal helicopter tour over the South Island today.

Malhotra, a popular Indian movie star, former model and Tourism New Zealand ambassador, is in New Zealand until November 20.

He has 4.9 million followers on Facebook, 3.4 million on Twitter and 2.9 million on Instagram.

McCaw posted on his Facebook page that he had an "awesome day showing Sidharth Malhotra around our big backyard with Christchurch Helicopters Ltd".

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Malhotra has also met Prime Minister John Key. He posted a photo of the two of them at Auckland Airport on his arrival on Thursday.

He had a grand welcome in Christchurch where he was welcomed by a troupe of costumed dancers from the Bollywood Dreams Dance Company.

The star didn't hesitate to join in with the dancers.