The dialogue, "How's the josh" from Uri: The Surgical Strike has gone viral and even Prime Minister Narendra Modi could not help but quote it at the inaugural event of the National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai, recently. His question was met with applause from the mixed crowd. The members of the film fraternity who were present shouted back, "High sir!"
While the event was a star-studded affair, ace comedian Kapil Sharma, among various other celebs from the entertainment world, was also present at the event. The Kapil Sharma Show host shared a picture of him in a conversation with PM Modi. Actor Dilip Joshi, who plays the role of Jethalal Gada in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, can also be seen in the photo.
After the event wrapped, Kapil shared a picture on Twitter captioning it as, “Respected pm Sh @narendramodi ji,it was nice meeting u n great knowing ur inspiring ideas and progressive views about our film industry and our nation. N sir I must say u have a great sense of humor too! Regards."
Respected pm Sh @narendramodi ji,it was nice meeting u n great knowing ur inspiring ideas and progressive views about our film industry and our nation. N sir I must say u have a great sense of humor too! regards 🙏 pic.twitter.com/2fDpGC2qwh— KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) January 19, 2019
Responding to Kapil's tweet, the PM tweeted on Sunday, “When @KapilSharmaK9 appreciates somebody's humour, it sure makes that person happy and I am no exception. :) Thank you for the kind words Kapil.”
What a fun exchange of words!
Prime Minister Modi also spoke about the importance of cinema in India and said that films and society are a reflection of each other and like cinema, India too, is changing with the times. "Films have an important role in India's soft power," said PM Modi.
"In order to curb piracy, the government is taking steps to make amendments in the Cinematograph Act 1952," PM Modi said, adding that a single-window system for obtaining permissions for film shoots and related matters are on the anvil.
He assured the film industry that effective steps are being taken to curb piracy and "camcording".