Acclaimed as one of the biggest film industries of the world, Bollywood produces over 1000 films a year. In recent times, multiple Indian films have created waves globally and the box office success of these films is testimony of the same.
Hence in the wake of acknowledging and protecting Indian film fraternity’s contribution towards the nation economically, leading filmmakers and producers Ritesh Sidhwani, Rajkumar Hirani, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Aanand L Rai, and Mahaveer Jain along with Aamir Khan (who was the only actor at the meeting) flew down to Delhi to meet India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday afternoon.
The filmmakers and actor Aamir Khan came together a night before (Monday night) to discuss the agenda for the meeting, met the Prime Minister on Tuesday and returned on Wednesday morning after an extremely positive meeting.
Did all the women have insightful and nuanced takes that could better contribute to the conversation, and eventually, reformation? https://t.co/KH4Jlugevw
— Mahima Kukreja (@AGirlOfHerWords) October 26, 2018
Celebrity hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani was direct with her criticism.
Aamir and other male representatives from Bollywood met PM Modi to discuss issues plaguing the industry. The manel was very successful and the lack of female representation was not noticeable. pic.twitter.com/Ec6UAJHmL5
— Shilpa Rathnam (@shilparathnam) October 26, 2018
Hon Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi meets film industry delegation: Aamir Khan, Rajkumar Hirani, Aanand L Rai, Ritesh Sidhwani, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Maulik Bhagat and Mahaveer Jain… How entertainment industry can contribute more in nation building was discussed. pic.twitter.com/VKbWvhqnso
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 25, 2018
The Prime Minister was in complete agreement of the same and has affirmed a special committee to be formed to look into industry matters. “Modi Ji was very receptive throughout and has asserted them, that he will be working towards setting up a special team, appointing someone to look into the specifics of the industry and address them timely.”