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Twitter blasts Modi over all-male Bollywood delegation

PM Modi held a Bollywood meeting comprising some big names of the industry, including Akshay Kumar, Bhushan Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Karan Johar. He shared a picture of the meeting on his Twitter handle and was instantly criticized for not having a single woman in the meeting.

In the tweet, the PM called the interaction “fruitful” and “extensive”. He also said that the delegation spoke about the “strides being made by the film and entertainment industry.

Bollywood stars including Akshay Kumar was also part of the interaction. He thanked the PM for his presence and for discussing issues pertaining to the film industry.

However, filmmaker and writer Alankrita Srivastava, Saumya Baijjal, Bollywood diva Dia Mirza and many others noted that no women were part of these discussions.

This is not the first time the Indian PM has been criticized for holding a meeting with all-male panels. A smaller delegation from the film industry had met the PM earlier in October. This group included Aamir Khan, Rajkumar Hirani, Siddharth Roy Kapoor, and Ritesh Sidhwani among others.

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