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A delegation representing the film and entertainment industry, calling on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, Mumbai, Maharashtra on December 18, 2018.
	The Governor of Maharashtra, Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao is also seen.
A delegation representing the film and entertainment industry, calling on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, Mumbai, Maharashtra on December 18, 2018. The Governor of Maharashtra, Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao is also seen.

Delegation from Film and Entertainment Industry meets PM

Newdelhi:18/12/18:A delegation representing the film and entertainment industry, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Mumbai today. The delegation comprised producers and CEOs of companies in the entertainment industry.

The delegation expressed its strong support of 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.

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.

Shri Akshay Kumar, Shri Ajay Devgan, Shri Rakesh Roshan, Shri Prasoon Joshi, Shri Karan Johar and Shri Siddhartha Roy Kapur were among those present at the meeting.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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