On Thursday, several Bollywood celebrities along with many other actors and filmmakers visited Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The meeting included the delegation from the film industry that was there to discuss the various issues faced by the fraternity within the industry.
The delegation mostly comprised of the young guns within the industry and included actors like Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, Sidharth Malhotra, Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao and Vicky Kaushal. Directors Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, and Rohit Shetty were also a part of the meeting.
Post the meeting, most of the celebs took to their social media accounts to put up pictures from the meeting and thanked PM Modi for having this discussion with them. Here are a few that we came across:
After the meeting, producer Mahaveer Jain said, “This meeting is just the beginning for our film industry to get more proactive in the process of nation building. The PM very graciously told the delegation how much of a change and progress they can bring to the nation. We wanted the Prime Minister to meet the younger generation of Bollywood stars."
"Varun, Ayushmann, Ranbir, Alia, all of them felt very comfortable in Modi saab’s company. Believe me, our entertainment industry has a tremendous amount to give to the nation. As the PM pointed out to them, these stars are role models. They have the power to influence the youth. I am surprised that this meeting didn’t happen earlier. But now the process has started. We will be interacting extensively with the government, and there is no stopping us. We (the film industry) are going to be taken seriously by the government.” Stay tuned for more updates.