Why were there no women? Dia to Akshay on ‘all-men’ meet with PM

"This is wonderful. Is there a reason why there were no women in this room?" tweeted Dia Mirza

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On Tuesday (December 18), Prime Minister Narendra Modi convened a meeting with Bollywood actors and producers at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. It is reported that the issues concerning the film industry were discussed in the meeting.

However, this ‘extensive and fruitful interaction’ earned the wrath of the public as there were no women as part of the delegation. Actress Dia Mirza has slammed Akshay Kumar and PM Narendra Modi for being part of an all-men meeting.

Soon after Akshay Kumar posted a photo from the meeting and detailed what all went on, Dia reacted to the post and questioned as to why no women were present in the room. “This is wonderful! Is there a reason why there were no women in this room?” read her tweet. In a consecutive tweet, Dia asked as to how the entire film industry is being represented by men.

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.

She added that it’s not about competition but it’s a fundamental thing. “If we hope to achieve equality we must be included in all conversations! Of course, women are doing well. We are doing well despite the fact that we are excluded. And doesn’t that need to change?” wrote Dia.

Actor Pooja Hegde joined in the conversation and lauded Dia for asking the question.

Sandhya Mridul, too, reacted to Akshay Kumar’s post and wrote, “Great. We women have no issues to discuss. Obviously.”

Yesterday, Twitter was flooded with angry posts over the fact that no women were invited to be part of the delegation.

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