Recently, Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi met a delegation comprising of Bollywood actors, producers and CEOs of companies to discuss various issues. One big name from the film industry that met PM Modi was none other than ace filmmaker Karan Johar.
Are you too wondering why did KJo met PM Modi? Is Karan thinking of casting the prime minister in an upcoming Bollywood project? If so what would be the subject of such a movie?
Well, you don’t have to worry about answering these questions. It is because Karan along with a Bollywood delegation talked about the current situation of the film and entertainment industry.
As per reports, the discussion was about Bollywood’s contribution to India’s fiscal growth and exchequer. Based on this they made an appeal to the prime minister to work towards lower and more uniform GST rates for Bollywood as an industry. And it seems like things went well, as Karan Johar tweeted about how enlightening the meet was.
Here is Karan Johar tweeted about the meet:
It was enlightening to hear the honourable Prime Minsiter @narendramodi share his views on our Industry’s soft power status and the strength of our cinema…he gave our media and entertainment representatives a patient and solid hearing….thank you Sir!! pic.twitter.com/BIl8ubQwYa
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 18, 2018
Akshay Kumar was also part of the delegation and he thanked the PM for his presence and for discussing issues pertaining to the film industry. He tweeted:
Heartfelt thank you to the honorable Prime Minister @narendramodi ji for taking out time to hear us at length, discuss issues pertaining to our industry and assuring positive consideration of suggestions. pic.twitter.com/ShGfr0Jlvu
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) December 18, 2018
Soon after the news of the meet hit the internet netizens began giving their reactions on the same. This is what some of the comments went like:
This PM is all about the film industry only?
People should not jump to early conclusions:
It sucks that they were all men, not a single woman from Bollywood
Is Karan casting the PM in 2019?
He does not have the time to meet farmers but…
Movies are important for the Indian economy, it’s okay if PM invests a few hours in them:
It looks like a wax statue of PM Modi:
In all there were 18 men in the photo, and many asked why women actors and directors were kept away.
Well, that’s an intriguing mix of reactions. So do you think such meetings are going to do any good for the entertainment industry? Or for the general public as a whole?