Bollywood Stalwarts Met PM Modi But Forgot To Invite The Women
A delegation from the Hindi film industry, popularly known as Bollywood, recently met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the myriad issues plaguing the industry. Director and producer Karan Johar, actors Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn and other notable film folks like Prasoon Joshi, Rakesh Roshan and Ronnie Screwwala were part of the aforementioned delegation.
The Prime Minister shared a photo of the meeting on the microblogging site, Twitter with the caption: “Had an extensive and fruitful interaction with a delegation from the film and entertainment industry. The delegation spoke about the strides being made by the film and entertainment industry, and gave valuable inputs relating to GST for their sector.”
Had an extensive and fruitful interaction with a delegation from the film and entertainment industry.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 18, 2018
However, what caught Twitter’s eye was that not one woman was included in the meeting. Issues like gender parity and female representation have been big takeaways from the #MeToo revolution but it appears that in India, things haven’t changed much.
Would be great to have female representation in these delegations. It is 2018. https://t.co/HoxGbptgwX
— Alankrita Shrivastava (@alankrita601) December 18, 2018
— Sameera Khan (@samjourno123) December 18, 2018
— Surbhi Gupta (@bysurbhigupta) December 18, 2018
More proof that reinforces we need affirmative action. Clearly women are not even on invite lists. Forget bottom of the lists. https://t.co/ZpvCSMbmjX
— Aparna Jain (@Aparna) December 18, 2018
Remarkable that even in an industry which actually has enough women, no woman in this delegation. https://t.co/vOai0UQGhU
— Ruchi Gupta (@guptar) December 18, 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
PTI reports that Bollywood’s contribution to the exchequer and fiscal growth and the issues faced by the industry were discussed during the meeting. PM Modi has also stated that a special committee will be set up to address the issues.