Akshay- Ajay discuss issues faced by film industry with Prime Minister

A hoard of Bollywood top notch stars like Karan Johar, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn among more met PM Narendra Modi who was on a one-day visit to Maharashtra, at Raj Bhavan here to discuss the issues being faced by the Indian film industry. Other than film actors, the meet also included prominent producers Ritesh Sidhwani, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Ronnie Screwvala, Vijay Singh and CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi.

As per PIB, the delegates gave an overview of the vast growth potential of the media and entertainment industry. They also pitched for lower and uniform rates of GST for the entertainment industry in India. The Prime Minister said that the Indian entertainment industry enjoys immense popularity across the world. It is one of the key elements of India’s rising soft power status, globally, he added.

PM Modi further assured that the Union Government is supportive of the media and entertainment industry; and would consider the suggestions positively.

In a tweet later, Modi said, “Had an extensive and fruitful interaction with a delegation from the film and entertainment industry. The delegation spoke about the studies being made by the film and entertainment industry, and gave valuable inputs relating to GST for their sector.” Kumar, who was part of the delegation from the film industry, said, “Heartfelt thank you to the honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji for taking out time to hear us at length, discuss issues pertaining to our industry and assuring positive consideration of suggestions.

This was the second meeting of the filmmakers with the prime minister since October 24 this year. They, along with actor Aamir Khan and Sidhwani, had met the PM in Delhi.

(With Inputs from PBI)