A delegation of young actors including Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt along with filmmakers Karan Johar, Rohit Shetty and television czarina Ekta Kapoor, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on January 10 to discuss the manner in which the entertainment industry can contribute to nation building. But a lot happened during and after the formal meeting as well and we are here to provide details as such.
First things first. In case you aren't aware of the members of the delegation, we'll provide you with a refresher. Varun Dhawan, Bhumi Pednekar, Ashwiny Iyer, Ayushmann Khurrana, Sidharth Malhotra, Rajkummar Rao and Vicky Kaushal, were also part of the team. Meanwhile, sources told PeepingMoon that during the meeting, PM Modi enquired about Ranbir's father, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor's health. The 66-year-old actor has been in New York since 2018 for medical treatment - no other information has been made available about the cause of his ill health though.
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The celebs travelled to New Delhi in a chartered private jet and during their journey, Alia and Sidharth, rumoured to have dated for a while after their 2012 debut Student Of The Year, didn't engage in conversation with each other. It was quite a controversial structure in the flight considering Alia's boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor was present as well, who also didn't bother speaking to Sidharth, a leading daily reports.
Meanwhile, Ranbir and Alia did spend time with Varun in the wake of rumours of the Sanju actor's altercation with the latter at KJo's house in December. Several reports insisted last month that Ranbir and Varun had apparently engaged in a "nasty fight on a petty and laughable issue".
[caption id="attachment_195363" align="aligncenter" width="647"] Ranbir and Alia photographed at the Mumbai airport[/caption]
Ranveer, on the other hand, greeted his friends and colleauges but was busy chatting with Karan, Rohit and Ekta.
Well, that's interesting for sure.
During the meeting with PM Modi, Karan also thanked the government on behalf of the film industry for the GST reduction in movie ticket prices that was implemented recently. Movie tickets costing more than Rs 100 were brought down from 28 to 18 per cent — a move that was hailed by the industry. It was a result of two meetings held with the PM in 2018.