Bollywood stars meet PM Modi

Ayushmann with Varun. 

This afternoon was quite pleasant for Bollywood fans as a lot of B-town stars were clicked at a private airport in Mumbai. The primary aim of the meet is to discuss how the entertainment industry can work towards nation building.

Tiwari, who directed Nil Battey Sannata, said in a statement: "It was an honour meeting our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji with inspiring lovely friends".

A delegation of Bollywood actors and filmmakers including the likes of Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Bhumi Pednekar, Rajkummar Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana, Vicky Kaushal, Karan Johar, Rohit Shetty, Ashwini Iyer Tiwari and others went to Delhi to meet PM Narendra Modi. While Bhumi Pednekar called it "a moment to remember", Ranveer Singh was ecstatic on receiving PM Modi's "jaadoo ki jhappi". There is so much that we want to do, and can do.

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Rahul answered saying, "up to the woman" while an outspoken Hardik said: "Nahi nahi aisa kuch nahi hai, talent pe hota hai". He said, "We, definitely, as the Indian cricket team do not support views like that and that has been communicated".

"Together we would love to inspire and ignite positive changes to a transformative India", Karan wrote on Instagram alongside a squad selfie with Modi.

Karan took to social media to thank PM Modi for this interaction and wrote, "As a community, there is a huge interest to contribute to nation building". This dialogue was towards how and in what ways we can do that... The delegation also thanked the Modi government on behalf of the entire film fraternity for the GST reduction in movie ticket prices that was implemented recently. Maybe this was the first time when all the actors came together for a cause to the film industry.

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. In December a year ago, an 18-member panel including senior Bollywood stars, producers and directors had met PM Narendra Modi. It was attended by Karan Johar, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar and other celebrities.

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