A body of delegates of the Bollywood industry including famous producers and actors called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to discuss the issues being faced by the film fraternity. The body of delegates included prominent producers such as Karan Johar, Ritesh Sidhwani, Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur (the president of the Film Producers Guild), Rakesh Roshan, Vijay Singh-CEO of Fox Star Studios and Prasoon Joshi(the chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification).

An overview regarding extensive growth potential of the media and entertainment industry was given by the film fraternity. A statement issued by PIB said that they also pitched for lower and uniform rates of GST for the entertainment industry in India.

"It was enlightening to hear the honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi share his views on our Industry's soft power status and the strength of our cinema...He gave our media and entertainment representatives a patient and solid hearing....thank you Sir," Karan Johar posted on his Instagram account captioning his photograph with the PM.  "The main agenda to discuss with PM Narendra Modi was what the entertainment industry in India can contribute as a soft power of the nation around the world and how it would be wonderful if the government could encourage this industry in very tangible ways to be able to grow and thrive" ,said Siddharth Roy Kapur. “Heartfelt thank you to the honorable Prime Minister ji for taking out time to hear us at length, discuss issues pertaining to our industry and assuring positive consideration of suggestions” said Aklshay Kumar on his Instagram post.

Modi assured the delegates that the Union Government is in support of the media and entertainment industry. He also said that their suggestions will be consider positively.The prime minister is on a day visit to Maharashtra to launch infrastructure and housing projects with a worth of  Rs 41,000 crore in the state.

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