WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jan 10, 2019, 06.58 PM
The year 2019 has just begun and we already have the selfie of the year. On Thursday, Karan Johar and a bunch of young stars from Bollywood came to Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss on how cinema can help in nation building.
The meeting was facilitated by Karan Johar and had leading Bollywood stars like Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra in attendance. Ekta Kapoor, directors Rohit Shetty and Ashwini Iyer Tiwari were also part of the delegation.
Post meeting, the stars posed for an epic selfie with the PM. The photo was shared on Instagram by Karan Johar, who thanked PM Modi for slashing GST rates of movie tickets and 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 @narendramodi 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.
The film industry would also like to send a huge thanks for the GST reduction in movie ticket prices that was implemented recently!
Thank you so much for your time, Sir!"
A few weeks earlier, Bollywood producers met the Prime Minister and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis to discuss GST rates in movie tickets. The meeting though was called out by many for not having any female representation.
The meeting was facilitated by Karan Johar and had leading Bollywood stars like Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra in attendance.