Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the first of its kind Museum for Indian Cinema in the presence of a power-packed gathering of the young and the veterans of the Film and Entertainment industry in Mumbai. The PM called the Film and Entertainment industry as a soft power. The audience was left mesmerised by his insightful and inspirational words.
Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis and Bollywood celebrities like Manoj Kumar, Aamir Khan, A. R. Rahman, Asha Bhosle, Waheeda Rahman, Karan Johar, Kangna Ranaut, Kapil Sharma, Imtiaz Ali, Anand L Rai, Asha Parekh, Jeetendra, Rohit Shetty, Raj Kumar Santoshi, Nitesh Tiwari, Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, Dinesh Vijan, Badshah, Dilip Joshi, Kartik Aryan, Parineeti Chopra, Prasoon Joshi and many more were seen in the event.
The event was organised by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and facilitated by Producer Mahaveer Jain.
After the inauguration, the PM took a tour of the entire museum with great interest. Post that in an almost hour-long speech he acknowledged the importance of cinema as a social influencer.
He spoke about how films and television help to spread our cultural heritage to different parts of the world. He also mentioned how cinema can boost tourism and generate employment opportunities.
Appreciating the energy and passion of the people associated with the film industry he addressed by asking the audience "How's the Josh?" to which everyone replied, "High Sir".
The PM addressed many concerns of the film industry with appropriate solutions and ensured the full support of the government in the future too. He also promised to introduce a single Window System for obtaining permissions for film shoots and other related matters. The Prime Minister also spared some of his moments in meeting the members of the fraternity one to one at high tea.
Talking about the museum the PM said this is going to be one of its kind in Mumbai which will showcase the film world and technologies of filmmaking to the public thus connecting cinema and audience in like never before.