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.”
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.
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.