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Where are the Women? Twitter Asks After Yet Another All-Male Bollywood Delegation Meets PM Modi

Narendra Modi recently met with actors, directors and executives of the Indian film industry to discuss matters that are pertinent to the film and entertainment sector. Participants included Akshay Kumar and Karan Johar among others.

Rakhi Bose | News18.com@theotherbose

Updated:December 19, 2018, 2:40 PM IST
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Where are the Women? Twitter Asks After Yet Another All-Male Bollywood Delegation Meets PM Modi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently received flak on Twitter for meeting with an all-male delegation of producers and executives from the film industry. He shared a picture of the meeting on his Twitter handle and was instantly criticised for not having a single woman in the meeting.

In his post, 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. Actors such as Akshay Kumar were also part of the interaction. He even shared a post about the meet and thanked the PM for his presence and for discussing issues pertaining to the film industry.

However, many such as filmmaker and writer Alankrita Srivastava, Saumya Baijjal and many others noted that no women were part of these discussions.

Members of the film fraternity such as director Nikhil Advani retweeted these tweets. Among those present in the meeting were Bhushan Kumar, Chairman and Managaing Director of T-Series, actor Ajay Devgn and directors Karan Johar, Vikas Sidhwani and others.

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

however, some noted that it was not the PM's fault and that he could not be blamed for no women being present as he was not the one to choose the delegation.

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