The women members of the film fraternity, or at least some of them, have reacted strongly after it turned out that no women were included in a delegation of film industry that had gone to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Actress Dia Mirza tweeted on the issue to superstar Akshay Kumar to ask why no female members from the film industry were included in the panel.
The film delegation’s meeting with PM Modi has invited a barrage of criticism over the exclusion of women.
Quoting a tweet by Akshay Kumar, in which he thanked PM Modi for “discussing the issues pertaining to the industry” and “assuring positive consideration of suggestions,” Dia wrote, “This is wonderful.
Is there a reason why there were no women in this room?” In the photo tweeted by the 51-year-old actor, the entire delegation can be seen interacting with PM Modi.
Actress Sandhya Mridul too reacted strongly to Akshay Kumar’s post and wrote, “Great. We women have no issues to discuss, obviously.”
Another film industry member Alankrita Shrivastava tweeted, “Would be great to have female representation in these delegations. It is 2018.”
The delegation spoke about the strides being made by the film and entertainment industry, and gave valuable inputs relating to GST for their sector. >