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Bollywood stars meet PM Modi, Johar calls it an 'incredible opportunity'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi/Mumbai 

stars including Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, and Varun Dhawan, led by filmmaker Karan Johar, met Thursday to discuss how the industry can contribute towards "nation building".

The meeting comes weeks after the met producers and discussed issues faced by the industry, which led to the reduction in GST on film tickets by the government.

The delegation also included directors and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, producers and Mahaveer Jain, actors Rajkummar Rao, Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana, and

Johar later took to to share a group selfie with Modi.

"Powerful and timely conversations can bring about change and this was one of what we hope will become a regular conversation. Meeting the Honourable @narendramodi today was an incredible opportunity," he wrote in the caption.

Johar said the meeting would ignite positive changes.

"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," he added.

The also thanked the prime minister for the GST reduction in movie ticket prices.

The producers meeting with Modi in December had drawn flak on for lack of female representation on the panel. Thursday's panel had Bhumi, Alia, Ekta and Ashwini.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 19:05 IST