In an interaction with them at his official residence here, the Prime Minister said several people from the world of films and television have been doing great work when it comes to popularising the ideals of Gandhi.
During the event, PM Modi also released four cultural videos marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Referring to Mahatma Gandhi, PM said the power of creativity is immense and it is essential to harness this spirit of creativity for the nation.
The event was attended by the members of the Indian film and entertainment industry including Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Rajkumar Hirani, Kangana Ranaut, Anand L Rai, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sonam Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Sonu Nigam, Ekta Kapoor, members of Tarak Mehta group, ETV group.
The Prime Minister pointed out that members of the film industry had come with a lot of suggestions.
“I am happy to share that we have addressed them to ensure more people can see the brilliant work done by our film personalities,” the prime minister’s office said in a series of tweets quoting him.
The PMO posted on Twitter several short videos of personalities sharing their views on the interaction.
It’s a remarkable day for us. PM @narendramodi has given great respect to our industry. Hear what Kangana Ranau… https://t.co/so3EzgHu7A
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) 1571494564000
Shri @BoneyKapoor feels that this Government has been sympathetic to issues of the film industry and has always tri… https://t.co/JMvQ6TzO8j
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) 1571494961000
The mood is upbeat. Let’s look beyond the box office and think of a larger purpose, says @basuanurag after meetin… https://t.co/Hdhq8Ik5EF
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) 1571496170000
The session was good and informal, says director Imtiaz Ali. He also highlights how this effort will add strength t… https://t.co/AbN1n2zZYJ
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) 1571496351000
The Prime Minister was approachable and supportive of our efforts, says @Asli_Jacqueline. Listen to what she has… https://t.co/SFCtT22MG6
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) 1571494519000
PM @narendramodi understands the power of our industry, says @ektaravikapoor after interacting with the Prime Minis… https://t.co/lO2xz4K9x7
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) 1571493600000
Cinestars praise PM Modi
After the interactive session with the Prime Minister, actor Aamir Khan thanked the Prime Minister for igniting the idea of contributing towards the cause of propagation of Mahatma Gandhi’s message to the world.
Thanking the Prime Minister for creating a platform for all the film fraternity to come together and work towards a cause, Shahrukh Khan said that such initiatives will re-introduce the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi by presenting Gandhi 2.0 to the whole world.
Two legends together @iamsrk and @aamir_khan share their experience of meeting the Prime Minister #Modi at an event https://t.co/zqR77ceeYx
— ETimes (@etimes) 1571497682000
Noted film director Rajkumar Hirani pointed out that the video released today is one of many coming out with the theme of ‘Change Within’. He thanked the Prime Minister for his constant inspiration, guidance and support.
Big thank you to @PMOIndia, @aamir_khan, @BeingSalmanKhan, @iamsrk, #RanbirKapoor, @vickykaushal09, #KanganaRanaut,… https://t.co/TngOjKun5b
— Rajkumar Hirani (@RajkumarHirani) 1571497207000
Acclaimed film maker, Anand L Rai thanked PM for making the entertainment industry realize its potential towards nation building.
Prime Minister assured the film fraternity of all the support from his government for the overall development of the entertainment industry.