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Bollywood delegation meet PM Narendra Modi

January 11th, 2019 | by Manisha Surange
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A delegation of the celebrities from Bollywood, including a combination of young directors and actors, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Thursday. They discussed how the entertainment industry can work towards nation building.

Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Ekta Kapoor, Karan Johar, Rohit Shetty, Vicky Kaushal, and Varun Dhawan were among those who met PM Modi. They also discussed and also expressed gratitude for GST reduction on movie tickets, which came in the wake of a previous meeting of PM Modi with Bollywood producers and actors.

Many celebrities from the delegation, later, also took to their social media handles to share their pictures with the Prime Minister. While Bhumi Pednekar called it “a moment to remember”, Ranveer Singh was ecstatic on receiving PM Modi’s “jaadoo ki jhappi”. Filmmaker Karan Johar tweeted a group photo and wrote, “Thank u Hon’ble PM @narendramodi. All of us who had the incredible opportunity to interact with u today represent the world’s largest film industry & together we would love to inspire & ignite positive changes towards a transformative India.”

The meeting ended with a group photo of the entire Bollywood delegation with the Prime Minister. PM Modi also shared the selfie on his official Instagram handle with the caption, “Had a good meeting with popular film personalities.”

Sharing the picture on his Instagram handle, KJo wrote, “Powerful and timely conversations can bring about change and this was one of what we hope will become a regular conversation. Meeting the Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi today was an incredible opportunity. As a community, there is a huge interest to contribute to nation building. There is so much that we want to do. And can do and this dialogue was towards how and what ways we can do that. When the youngest country (in demography) joins hands with the largest movie industry in the world, we hope to be a force to reckon with. Together we would love to inspire and ignite positive changes to a transformative India.”

Karan also shared another picture of himself with PM Modi and captioned it, “Thank you for meeting us today sir! @narendramodi ! An incredible exchange of thoughts and ideas with the forces of the film fraternity and the honourable Prime Minister!”

“Was an honour to meet and interact with the honourable prime minister @narendramodi. Very grateful to him for the reduction of gst which will be a big boost to the economics of our film industry. He was very receptive about our concerns which was honestly very cool. Ps- I missed eye contact here cause I was taking facing 🙏 #jaihind,” wrote actor Varun Dhawan on his social media handle.

“Humbled in the presence of Honourable PM @narendramodi ji,” Uri actor Vicky Kaushal wrote.

Director Rohit Shetty also shared, “Quite a cool feeling when The Prime Minister himself appreciates you for making films on the Police Force.”

PM Modi’s previous meeting with Bollywood producers and actors criticism on social media for not having any female representation on the panel. The latest meeting, however, is a good step with the inclusion of names such as Bhumi Pednekar, Alia Bhatt and filmmakers Ashwini Iyer Tiwari and Ekta Kapoor.

Photo courtesy: www.indianexpress.com

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