On Thursday, many eminent Bollywood stars including Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Rajkummar Rao and others met with the honorable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in the capital.
After discussing some important aspects of our society, Ranveer clicked a selfie which will surely give some tough competition to Ellen Degeneres’ Oscar selfie that went viral a few years ago.
Thanking the Prime Minister for his time and the reduction of GST on movie tickets, Karan 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!”
The picture was shared by the PM as well as other respective celebrities:
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
Thank you @narendramodi sir for hearing us out . It was an honour ! and we are grateful for your support towards the film industry! @karanjohar @itsrohitshetty @varundvn @rajkummar_rao @ektaravikapoor @ayushmannk @aliaabhatt @vickykaushal09 @bhumipednekar @ashwinyiyertiwari @ranveersingh
In other news, another meeting was organised a few weeks ago on the issue of GST on ticket prices. Karan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and others were a part of it. Actor Dia Mirza and several others called out the delegation for its lack of female representation.