Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the National Museum of Indian Cinema and the event was graced by biggies of Bollywood that included Aamir Khan, AR Rahman, Karan Johar, Kartik Aaryan, Imtiaz Ali, Jeetendra, Randhir Kapoor, Kapil Sharma, Asha Bhosle, Parineeti Chopra, Subhash Ghai among others.
PM Modi started his speech by taking reference from recently released blockbuster film ‘URI: The Surgical Strikes’ which features Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina and Paresh Rawal in key roles. He uttered the tagline of the film: ‘How is the josh?’, to his response, the crowd cheered loudly.
He continued his speech and said: "Aajkal aapke iss josh ki desh mein bohot charcha hai. Naye Bharat ke nirmaan ke liye aapka yeh josh bohot maaine rakhta hai. (Nowadays, this enthusiasm of yours is catching fire and this enthusiasm is really very important for the build-up of a new India.)”
But the thing that caught everyone’s attention was PM Modi’s reply to Kartik Aryan’s picture. Kartik took a picture with Karan Johar, Dinesh Vijan and Imtiaz Ali with PM Modi in the background. He captioned the picture: “Losers’ backfie with the Honorable PM! 🙈#ImtiazAli @karanjohar #Dineshvijjan”
PM Modi saw the picture and instantly replied: “Not losers but Rockstars! No selfie Jab We Met but there will always be another occasion. :)”
The museum is opened for all and covers the glorious past of Indian cinema that is spanning over 100 years now.