Notable personalities from Bollywood like Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana, Karan Johar, Rajkummar Rao, Alia Bhatt, Ekta Kapoor, Rohit Shetty, Varun Dhawan, Bhumi Pednekar among others were off to Delhi yesterday to meet PM Narendra Modi.
Actor Varun Dhawan also took to Instagram to share a photo of himself with PM Modi from the meeting today.More news: Bihar: Protests break out in Gaya after girl is found beheaded
Sharing the picture on his Instagram handle, KJo wrote, "Powerful and timely conversations can bring about change and this was one of what we hope will become a regular conversation. Joy to meet the Honourable Prime Minister of our great nation @narendramodi". Meeting the Honourable Prime Minister @narendramodi today was an incredible opportunity, he wrote in the caption. Many of them also asked why the Indian filmstars lacked spine to criticise the government like their counterparts in Hollywood routinely did. There is so much that we want to do, and can do. Actors-producers Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Johar, Sidharth Roy Kapur, Ritesh Sidhwani and others were censured by internet users for not including any women in the panel.
These Bollywood stars had called on the prime minister as part of their courtesy visit.More news: Sanders Apologizes Amid New Allegation of Staff Harassment
Mr Johar said the meeting would ignite positive changes.
The meeting comes weeks after PM Modi met Bollywood producers and discussed issues faced by the industry. He was very receptive about our concerns which was honestly very cool. It was an honour! and we are grateful for your support towards the film industry! "Ps- I missed eye contact here cause I was taking facing #jaihind", wrote actor Varun Dhawan on his social media handle. Also, joining them were Karan Johar, Rohit Shetty and Ekta Kapoor.More news: Will Meghan Markle return to her famous role on 'Suits'?
After the 19 December meeting with PM drew flak on social media for not having any female representation on the panel, inclusion of names such as Alia and Bhumi is a step up.