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A film delegation with 0 women met PM Modi. Naturally, Twitter is aghast

Where are all the women?

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Karan Johar
Source : Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with a delegation from the film industry, and it had 0 women. Naturally, that has evoked some strong reactions from the Twitter community.

The delegation was meeting to discuss lower and uniform GST rates for the industry, increasing the density of cinema screens across the country, and empowering cinema as a soft power. It included film producers Karan Johar, Ritesh Sidhwani, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Prasoon Joshi, Ronnie Screwwala, Prasoon Joshi – the chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and actors Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn.

Many who criticized the meetup for absence of women pointed towards the fact that even after the #MeToo movement churning such a storm, especially in the media and entertainment industry, the women could not find a space in the meeting.

Others highlighted the important women who are a part of the industry but were conspicuous by their absence in the event.

This absence becomes even more problematic as it is not happening for the first time. Earlier, in October, a delegation consisting of Aamir Khan, Rajkumar Hirani, Aanand L Rai, and Siddharth Roy Kapur had met PM Modi to discuss how the film fraternity can be instrumental in the objectives of nation building. We haven’t heard an official comment from the Prime Minister’s Office or CBFC chairman Prasun Joshi yet, on the zero attendance of women.

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