Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai on Saturday, January 19. The event was attended by Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Central Board of Film Certification chief Prasoon Joshi, among others. Several A-listers from Bollywood including Asha Bhosle, AR Rahman, Randhir Kapoor, Aamir Khan, Parineeti Chopra, Karan Johar, Kangana Ranaut, Ramesh Sippy, Rohit Shetty, Randhir Kapoor, Boney Kapoor, Raj Kumar Santoshi, Jeetendra, Aanand L Rai, Badshah, Gauri Shinde, Asha Parekh, Divya Dutta, Poonam Dhillon, Imtiaz Ali, and Kunal Kohli, and others, were present at the event.
While giving his speech addressing the film fraternity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi drew reference from Vicky Kaushal's latest film 'Uri: The Surgical Strike as he quoted the iconic slogan, 'How's the Josh?'
PM Narendra Modi, in his speech, put forward a question to the film fraternity and said, "Today when all of you have come together to take Indians' entertainment industry to new heights, I have a question for all of you. Every generation of stars are present here, and when I am here with the film fraternity, let me put it this way, 'How's the Josh?"
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The country chief's move was cheered with a huge round of applause by the audience as they can be heard replying to it saying "High Sir!"
Elaborating on the same, PM Modi further stated that this 'Josh' is something the whole country is talking about, and it has an immense contribution in shaping a new India.
Meanwhile, talking about the museum, the gallery is spread across two adjacent buildings that will not only cater to the needs of film critics and enthusiasts but also enthrall the visitors through a varied number of visuals, and multimedia expositions about India’s century-long cinematic journey. The creation of the museum has been guided by the Museum Advisory Committee headed by Shyam Benegal, and an innovation committee headed by Prasoon Joshi was also constituted to provide an upgrade to NMIC.
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