Actor and comedian Kapil Sharma met Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier today, on January 19. The comedian took to Twitter to post his picture with the PM. Kapil praised Modi’s ‘inspiring’ ideas and views about the film industry. He captioned his picture 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 🙏” (sic)

Many known faces from the Hindi film industry have been meeting the Prime Minister to discuss cinema and how films can help in the growth of our nation. Actors Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Rajkummar Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana also met Modi recently in Delhi. Not just the actors, the key filmmakers Karan Johar, Rohit Shetty, Ashwini Iyer Tiwari and Ekta Kapoor were also present in the meeting.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) in Mumbai on Saturday at a 19th century heritage bungalow standing cheek by jowl with an ultra-modern building in the country’s film capital.

It is divided into 9 sections comprising The Origin of Cinema, Cinema comes to India, Indian Silent Film, Advent of Sound, The Studio Era, The impact of World War II, Creative Resonance, New Wave and Beyond and Regional Cinema.

The leader was joined by a galaxy of past and present Bollywood stalwarts like Manoj Kumar, Aamir Khan, AR Rahman, Asha Bhosle, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Randhir Kapoor, Karan Johar, Madhur Bhandarkar, Kiran Shantaram, Boney Kapoor, David Dhawan, Rohit Shetty, Waheeda Rehman, Jeetendra Kapoor, Asha Parekh, Pankaj Kapoor, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Parineeti Chopra, Divya Dutta, and many others.

Maharashtra Governor CV Rao, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, union ministers Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Ramdas Athawale, along with Shyam Benegal and Prasoon Joshi were also present.