Twitter reacts on PM Modi meeting all male Bollywood delegates:
Every other day some celebrity or politician is slammed for different reasons. Recently people flaked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter for meeting an all-male delegation of producers and executives from the film industry. He shared a picture of the meeting on his Twitter handle and people criticized him for not having a single woman in the meeting.
Had an extensive and fruitful interaction with a delegation from the film and entertainment industry.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 18, 2018
In his post, he referred to the meeting as “fruitful” and “extensive”. He also said that delegation spoke about the “strides being made by the film and entertainment industry. Actors like Akshay Kumar were a part of the interaction. He also shared a post and thanked the PM for his presence and for discussing problems faced by the film industry.
Heartfelt thank you to the honorable Prime Minister @narendramodi ji for taking out time to hear us at length, discuss issues pertaining to our industry and assuring positive consideration of suggestions. pic.twitter.com/ShGfr0Jlvu
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) December 18, 2018
However many filmmakers such as writer Alankrita Srivastava, Saumya Bajjal and many others felt that it was wrong that no women were part of these discussions.
Check out their tweets below:
Where are the women?? Is female representation not a necessity? Seriously? Women create and contribute in this industry as much as men. And the truth is that we have it much harder in every field!! It’s 2018 folks. #Gender #WhereAreAllTheWomen @narendramodi @akshaykumar https://t.co/S4RGH6IQqo
— Saumya Baijal (@saumyabaijal) December 19, 2018
Would be great to have female representation in these delegations. It is 2018. https://t.co/HoxGbptgwX
— Alankrita Shrivastava (@alankrita601) December 18, 2018
— Mistress of Vices (@cyclopsee) December 18, 2018
Where are the women of the industry? https://t.co/KGMcg8J2J9
— #MeTooIndia (@IndiaMeToo) December 19, 2018
— Sameera Khan (@samjourno123) December 18, 2018
— Ishmeet Nagpal (@IshmeetNagpal) December 19, 2018
Goes on to tell the prevelsnt sexism in film industry. Our cabinet has a woman Defense minister, so spare your concerns for the gov, and look at the film industry. Which has a history of objectifying women by doing “gandi baat” from “9-12”.
— Siddharth Dalmia (@Siddharth_DA) December 19, 2018
A very sad moment for the women of India where the PM meets with a delegation of film industry where women are objectified but never a part of any delegation. Who curated the list of invitees? Shouldn’t the person be questioned?
— Shalini (@Shalshandle) December 19, 2018
People who were present in the meeting were Chairman and Managing Director of T-Series- Bhushan Kumar, actor Ajay Devgn and directors Karan Johar, Vikas Sidhwani and others.
This is not the first time the PM has been criticized for holding a meeting with all-male panels. However, some people also said that it is not PM’s call to choose the member of the delegation.