Dia Mirza has criticized her fellow male co-stars and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their ‘no women’ Bollywood meet. On Tuesday a delegation of Bollywood producers and actors such as Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Karan Johar Minister Narendra Modi went on a one-day visit to Maharashtra, at Raj Bhavan to discuss the issues being faced by the Indian film industry. The delegation, which was to represent the issues of the film industry had no female representatives. This meeting and the issues of talks with the prime Minister ironically came with ongoing the #MeToo Movement where a lot female Bollywood actors had come forward with cases of sexual assault and molestation charges.
Former Miss Asia Pacific and actor, Dia Mirza didn’t take this delegation of stars without female actors very lightly. She has now slammed her fellow his co-stars and Prime Minister Modi for the all-men meeting. Dia took to Twitter to express her dissatisfaction over the prime ministers' meeting. Akshay Kumar who was very grateful to meet Modi has earlier tweeted, ‘’Heartfelt thank you to the honorable Prime Minister @narendramodi ji for taking out time to hear us at length, discuss issues pertaining to our industry and assuring positive consideration of suggestions’’. Quoting Akshay Kumar's tweet, she wrote, "This is wonderful! Is there a reason why there were no women in this room? @akshaykumar (sic)"
Going by PTI's report, producers Ritesh Sidhwani, Karan Johar, Rakesh Roshan, Ronnie Screwwala, Prasoon Joshi, the chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and Sidharth Roy Kapoor, the president of the Film Producers Guild were part of the exclusive meeting. Actors and producers Ajay Devgan and Akshay Kumar made their presence as well.
Regarding this all-men meeting, Twitter has also been flooded with angry posts over the fact that no women were invited to be part of the delegation.
Had an extensive and fruitful interaction with a delegation from the film and entertainment industry.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 18, 2018
The delegation spoke about the strides being made by the film and entertainment industry, and gave valuable inputs relating to GST for their sector. https://t.co/ulQMtxTJQj pic.twitter.com/n4Dn38EJLr
Regarding the ‘all-men’ meeting for issues in the film industry with no women, doesn’t it remind you of the incident wherein 2012, Saudi Arabia held a women’s conference with no female representative?