On Tuesday (December 18), Prime Minister Narendra Modi convened a meeting with Bollywood actors and producers at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. It is reported that the issues concerning the film industry were discussed in the meeting.
However, this ‘extensive and fruitful interaction’ earned the wrath of the public as there were no women as part of the delegation. Actress Dia Mirza has slammed Akshay Kumar and PM Narendra Modi for being part of an all-men meeting.
She took to Twitter to share her dissatisfaction over the prime ministers’ meeting. Quoting Akshay Kumar’s tweet, she wrote, “This is wonderful! Is there a reason why there were no women in this room? @akshaykumar (sic)”
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) December 19, 2018
Going by PTI’s report, producers Ritesh Sidhwani, Karan Johar, Rakesh Roshan, Ronnie Screwwala, Prasoon Joshi, the chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and Sidharth Roy Kapoor, the president of the Film Producers Guild were part of the exclusive meeting. Actors and producers Ajay Devgan and Akshay Kumar made their presence as well.
Had an extensive and fruitful interaction with a delegation from the film and entertainment industry.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 18, 2018
Yesterday, Twitter was flooded with angry posts over the fact that no women were invited to be part of the delegation.
News Source: IndiaTimes