Bollywood Biggies Meet Prime Minister Modi !
By Nikhil Viswanathan | Galatta | 07:03 PM
<p style="text-align: justify;"> The young guns of the Hindi film industry have flown to Delhi for a meeting with PM Modi. Reports state that Karan Johar and producer Mahaveer Jain have organized the meeting, the primary reason for which is “participation and contribution of these youth icons towards nation building.<br style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 20px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 20px;" /> Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Rajkummar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar, Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan, Ayushmann Khurana, and Siddharth Malhotra will be a part of the closed-door meeting scheduled for the evening. Filmmakers Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Rohit Shetty, too, are a part of the delegation. The meeting comes weeks after the PM met Bollywood producers and discussed issues faced by the industry, which led to the reduction in GST on film tickets by the government. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> The meeting of the delegation came under fire for the glaring lack of female representation, especially since it happened on the heels of a similar all-male assembly that took place in October when filmmakers Aanand L Rai, Aamir Khan, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Rajkumar Hirani, and others lead by producer Ritesh Sidhwani had met the Prime Minister.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> Here's a look at the tweet</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en"> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hindi?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Hindi</a> film industry delegation meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi... Various issues concerning the film industry were discussed. <a href="https://t.co/qCGH6PsvHU">pic.twitter.com/qCGH6PsvHU</a></p> — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) <a href="https://twitter.com/taran_adarsh/status/1083339290686283776?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 10, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>