Actor Ranveer Singh says Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged the members of the film fraternity that they should try to choose content which propagates the message of “inclusive India and unity”. PM Modi had met a delegation from the film industry including Ranveer, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Ayushmann Khurrana, Karan Johar, Rohit Shetty, Ekta Kapoor and several others.“I met the Prime Minister recently and we had a very pleasant meeting. We apprised him what we as young members of the film fraternity are doing. He had something to say to us, which was that, if possible, we should choose content that has in it a message of inclusive India and unity,” Ranveer told reporters. The actor said his upcoming 83, which chronicles India’s first cricket world cup victory, is a film which will make the country proud.
“I was very happy to report to him that my next film 83 is one such film where it’s truly team India. You have gentlemen from all across the country coming together to make the nation proud. It’s also an extraordinary underdog story that I’m very happy and proud to be a part of.” Ranveer was speaking at the announcement of 64th Vimal Filmfare Awards on Monday.
The actor said his purpose in life is to entertain people and he will do his best towards that goal. “I believe my calling in life is to be an entertainer. So the best thing I can do is to fulfil what I believe is my purpose in life, that is to do my best to entertain people. When it comes to being a responsible citizen, I think I am,” Ranveer said.
Karan Johar had earlier shared details from the meeting on social media, “Powerful and timely conversations can bring about change and this was one of what we hope will become a regular conversation. Meeting the Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi today was an incredible opportunity.” As per a statement, there were discussions on how the film industry played an important role in building a better nation and a better society through entertainment, Hindustan Times.