Bollywood's delegation meets PM Modi. Can you spot any woman?
A delegation of Bollywood recently met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. Among the ones who had the pleasure of meeting PM Modi were Aamir Khan, Rajkumar Hirani, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Aanand L Rai, Ritesh Sidhwani, Maulik Bhagat and Mahaveer Jain. While they were all smiles for the camera, showing their best selves, the question which arises is: Where are the women?
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In meeting, film fraternity's contribution to country's economy was discussed
According to DNA, the agenda of the meeting was to acknowledge the film industry's contribution to the country's economy. Reportedly, the filmmakers and actor Aamir discussed the agenda, a day before they finally met the PM. "It was a collaborative effort of all the people involved to come forward and seek solutions from the Prime Minister directly and address these issues," a source said.
According to source, the meeting went well
The source further added the meeting was fruitful with PM Modi saying how the film industry is mentioned in his trips abroad. "He (Modi) agreed to the fact that Bollywood movies have gained recognition and prominence internationally," the source added. PM Modi also spoke about setting a team and appointing someone to look into the functioning of the industry, the report said.
These men are good but so are women
Undoubtedly, the ones who met PM Modi are exceptional, they understand Bollywood inside out, and know what would bring money for the industry. But so do the women in the industry. Recently, women directors like Meghna Gulzar (Raazi), Ashwini Iyer Tiwari (Bareilly Ki Barfi), etc., have done an incredible job in the industry. The stories they narrated were brilliant, and it minted money too.
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We know what to expect from Bollywood: Nothing
But one has to appreciate the consistency of Bollywood when it comes to letting us down. The scars of #MeToo hadn't healed, and the 'entitled' men of industry thought it was completely fine to discuss things like nation-building on their own. Because what do women know, right? As long as we make movies on feminism, we are sorted. No. Doesn't work like this.