PM’s Film Industry Meeting Criticised for Lack of Women

Director Alankrita Shrivastava brought attention to the imbalance in the room.

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 PM Narendra Modi meets with a delegation from the film industry.

A meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi held with a delegation from the film industry is being criticised for its conspicuous lack of women.

The delegation which was representing the Indian film and entertainment industry met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday 17 December, and pitched for lower and uniform rates of GST for the fraternity.

Actors Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn, filmmakers Karan Johar and Rakesh Roshan, Censor Board chief Prasoon Joshi and Producers Guild of India President Siddharth Roy Kapur were a part of the delegation that met Modi.

Lipstick Under My Burkha filmmaker Alankita Shrivastava was among the first to call attention to the fact that there were no women in the delegation. She tweeted, “Would be great to have female representation in these delegations. It is 2018.”


Alankrita’s statement was retweeted by director Nikkhil Advani among others. Many people including the India MeToo account made the same observation and remarked how such a thing is a shame in today’s day and age, even using the popular hashtag #WhereAreAllTheWomen.

Here are some of the reactions.

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