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Delegation of actors, filmmakers meets Modi in Delhi

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A delegation of young Hindi film actors and filmmakers like Karan Johar, and met here on Thursday to discuss how the entertainment industry can contribute to nation building.

Karan, who was a part of past industry meetings with the PM, led the delegation which included names like Ekta Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Sidharth Malhotra, Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao, and

After the meeting, where the squad clicked a group selfie with Modi, Karan wrote on Instagram: "Powerful and timely conversations can bring about change and this was one of what we hope will become a regular conversation. Meeting the Honorable 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 "

Karan also thanked the government on behalf of the film industry for the GST reduction in movie ticket prices that was implemented recently. It was a result of the meetings held with the PM last year.

While their past meetings drew ire for zero women representation, this time Alia, Ekta, Ashwiny and Bhumi lent the woman power.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 18:32 IST
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