Film industry delegation meets PM

Film industry delegation meets PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ANI file photo

A delegation of Bollywood producers and actors on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the issues concerning the Indian film industry.

The delegation expressed its strong support to the prime minister's vision for making India a five trillion dollar economy in the near future. They gave an overview of the vast growth potential of the media and entertainment industry in India and said that this sector is poised to contribute in a significant way towards this goal.

The delegation pitched for lower, and uniform rates of GST, for the entertainment industry in India.

"Members of the delegation strongly called for the development of Mumbai as the global entertainment capital, through various initiatives and proactive approaches,' officials said.

The Prime Minister said that the Indian entertainment industry enjoys immense popularity across the world. 

"It is one of the key elements of India's rising soft power status, globally," he added. 

He assured the delegation that the Union Government is supportive of the media and entertainment industry, and would consider the suggestions positively.

Among those present include Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Rakesh Roshan, Prasoon Joshi, Karan Johar and Siddhartha Roy Kapur.