Narendra Modi's third meeting with Indian film fraternity gets criticised by Nafisa Ali, but not for lack of women
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi met notable figures from the Hindi film industry, their group selfie went viral. The meeting held this time included key women figures from the industry, a departure from the last meeting which was criticised for its lack of female representation. Among the women representing the industry were actors Alia Bhatt and Bhumi Pednekar, producer Ekta Kapoor and director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari.
The meeting had most of the actors excited and they were prompt enough to put selfies on their respective social media handles.
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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 post shared by Karan Johar (@karanjohar) on
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It was an honour to join my fellow industry mates in this special discussion with our honourable prime minister @narendramodi ji. Thank you sir for this insightful meeting. pic.twitter.com/4c1xvsiwd4 — Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) January 10, 2019
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) January 10, 2019
Got the opportunity to meet the honourable PM Sh @narendramodi ji. Thanks for supporting our industry. Thanks @karanjohar and Mr Mahavir jain. pic.twitter.com/3SFamuNlHY — Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) January 10, 2019
— Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor) January 10, 2019
It was honour to meet our honourable prime minister @narendramodi ji with inspiring lovely https://t.co/WE9Jw5tLrU interaction that takes storytelling to new heights.Building a better society through entertainment.Thank-You for the GST change & space to connect thoughts. pic.twitter.com/3tRYR2yI6s — Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari (@Ashwinyiyer) January 10, 2019
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Others from the industry were also quick to react to the meeting. While Dia Mirza (who criticised the all-male meeting the last time) lauded the efforts taken by the governement to include women representative from the film space, veteran actress Nafisa Ali strongly strongly condemned that members of her fraternity were "being part of the PM's planned PR". She mentioned how her visit to Gujarat immediately after the 2002 riots had left her shocked.
This is truly wonderful! Our industry can and will take our nation to greater heights. That is the power of storytelling. @narendramodi ji thank you for giving our young icons your time 🙏🏻 https://t.co/eU08PJz80Q — Dia Mirza (@deespeak) January 10, 2019
Felt sad to see my Fraternity being part of PM’s planned PR ... I will pray that the truth is exposed and the closed door planning of divide & rule is understood . I worry for the Constitutional rights of every Indian . I was in Gujarat soon after the riots and will never forget the reality of what I saw . I pray for the Unity of India .
As far as those outside the film industry are concerned, they had hilarious reactions to offer, from Vivek Oberoi comparisons to digs at Modi.
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— Chiru Bhat (@mechirubhat) January 10, 2019
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Updated Date: Jan 11, 2019 10:05:36 IST