It was earlier, when Indian PM Narendra Modi had a meetup with Bollywood stalwart. The meeting was reported to be fruitful. Few of the Bollywood celebs present in the meeting shared the progress of the meeting on social media, including Akshay Kumar and Karan Johar.
According to PM Modi’s tweet, “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”
Karan Johar also shared his statement on twitter along with a photo. He wrote, “It was enlightening to hear the honourable Prime Minsiter @narendramodi share his views on our Industry’s soft power status and the strength of our cinema…he gave our media and entertainment representatives a patient and solid hearing….thank you Sir!!”.
And at that meetup, one enormously essential part was quite predictably ignored, the females of the Indian film industry. The absent component of the meetup is being questioned by many prominent personalities.
Bollywood film star Dia Mirza was quick to respond to it. By taking it to social media, she quoted Akshay Kumar’s tweet to put her question. She wrote, “This is wonderful! Is there a reason why there were no women in this room? @akshaykumar”.
And there came several people responding to this PM’s meeting. Everyone was curious why females were neglected in that meetup.