Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted an interactive meet at his official residence in Delhi with film fraternity to discuss initiatives to mark the 150 birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The who’s who of Bollywood have attended this event and Modi urged the film industry to channelise it’s energy and come up with initiatives to motivate ordinary citizens. He also promised that his government will extend full support to film industry for its overall development.
Surprisingly, no iconic personality from South was invited to this event which is regarded as a meet of Indian film and entertainment industry. South cinema has been making significant and immense contribution to entertainment industry of the country. However, stalwarts from Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam were thoroughly neglected in national initiatives like this.
Calling out Modi’s North bias, actor Ram Charan’s wife Upasana has came up with a heartfelt post in her Instagram page. She wrote ‘ Dearest Narendra Modi ji. We in South of India admire you and proud to have you as our Prime Minister. With all due respect, we felt that the representation of leading personalities and cultural icons was limited only to Hindi artists and the South film industry was neglected. I express my feelings with pain and hope it is taken in the right spirit ‘.
Upasana’s emotional appeal to Prime Minister has garnered unanimous support from all her followers and this message is now going viral in social media.
— Upasana Konidela (@upasanakonidela) October 19, 2019