To discuss how the entertainment industry can contribute to nation building delegation of young Hindi film actors Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, and filmmakers Karan Johar, Rohit Shetty, and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Karan called the meeting 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. This dialogue was towards how and in what ways we can do that… “Together we would love to inspire and ignite positive changes to a transformative India,” Karan wrote on Instagram alongside a squad selfie with Modi.
‘Prime Minister’s Squad’ — as Shetty put it — also included Ekta Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao, Vicky Kaushal, and Bhumi Pednekar.
Karan thanked the government on behalf of the film industry for the GST reduction in movie ticket prices that was implemented recently. Movie tickets costing more than Rs 100 was brought down from 28 to 18 percent — a move that was hailed by the industry.
It was a result of two meetings held with the PM last year. Ranveer was all smiles as he posed while hugging Modi. “Jaadoo ki Jhappi! Joy to meet the Honourable Prime Minister of our great nation,” tweeted the ‘Padmaavat’ star.