A 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 here on Thursday to discuss how the entertainment industry can contribute to nation building.The ‘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 called the meeting an ‘incredible opportunity’.
Thank u Hon’ble PM @narendramodi. All of us who had the incredible opportunity to interact with u today represent the world’s largest film industry & together we would love to inspire & ignite positive changes towards a transformative India. pic.twitter.com/7h99wifTph
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— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 10, 2019
“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.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 were brought down from 28 to 18 percent, a move that was hailed by the industry.








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Quite a cool feeling when The Prime Minister himself appreciates you for making films on the Police Force. @narendramodi
A post shared by Rohit Shetty (@itsrohitshetty) on Jan 10, 2019 at 8:38am PST








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Humbled in the presence of Honourable PM @narendramodi ji
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It was a result of two meetings held with the PM last year.While their past meetings drew ire for zero women representation, this time Alia, Ekta, Ashwiny and Bhumi lent the woman power.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. An interaction that takes storytelling to new heights… Building a better society through entertainment. Thank you for the GST reduction and space to connect thoughts.”








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A moment to remember for a lifetime @narendramodi sir
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Bhumi tweeted: “Thank you for your time honourable Modi sir. Truly a moment to be remembered.”
Thank you for your time honourable @narendramodi sir. Truly a moment to be remembered pic.twitter.com/apaJQJt1zq
— bhumi pednekar (@bhumipednekar) January 10, 2019
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.
Jaadoo ki Jhappi! Joy to meet the Honourable Prime Minister of our great nation @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/7OEz6hIOWP
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) January 10, 2019
Rajkummar said it was an ‘insightful meeting’, while ‘Uri’ actor Vicky was ‘happy and honoured’*to meet the PM and Sidharth wrote: “Thank you Narendra Modi sir for an enriching and insightful conversation. It was an honour to meet you today and we are grateful for your support towards the film industry.”
It was an honour to join my fellow industry mates in this special discussion with our honourable prime minister @narendramodi ji. Thank you sir for this insightful meeting. pic.twitter.com/4c1xvsiwd4
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) January 10, 2019
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