On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai. The PM can be seen making a reference to Vicky Kaushal’s film ‘Uri’ as he asked the audiences, “How’s the josh?”. In response, the audience replied with “High Sir” to the prime minister. ‘Uri‘ is based on the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian armed forces in Pakistan in 2016. The film also has a character based on PM Narendra Modi played by Rajit Kapur.
— ANI (@ANI) January 19, 2019
Yami Gautam and Vicky Kaushal were overjoyed at the PM making a reference from their film and they took to social media to express their happiness. While Yami wrote, “The Josh is HIGH SIR !! Such an honour @PMOIndia 🙏🙏”; Vicky wrote, “What an honour! 🙏🇮🇳”
— Yami Gautam (@yamigautam) January 19, 2019
What an honour! 🙏🇮🇳 https://t.co/kR3qyuz3jn
— Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) January 19, 2019
Prior to this, Modi had made a reference to the ‘Star Wars’ series by saying “May the force be with you” at an international event.
The National Museum of Indian Cinema happens to be the first ever National Museum related to the world of cinema in the country. In the video, Modi said that the films change the thinking process of the viewers without their knowledge or realization.
The prime minister said, “The country is changing and finding its own solutions. If there are a million problems, there are a billion solutions.” He also said that a single window clearance will soon be started by the government including a portal for the purpose of the benefit of the Indian film industry. This would give all the members of the film industry the permission to shoot in various locations of the country.
The wonderful city of Mumbai is now home to the excellent National Museum of Indian Cinema.
Here are some pictures. pic.twitter.com/F9Jb9tM8IB
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 19, 2019
He also added that the government also plans to amend The Cinematography Act of 1952 for addressing the issue related to piracy of films. The National Museum of Indian Cinema is built with a budget of Rs 141 crore which has been curated by the National Council of Science Museums. The museum is set up in a 19th century elegant bungalow named Gulshan Mahal inside the premises of the Films’ division. The building will be having a total number of four exhibition halls which will be displaying the rich cultural diversity of the Indian cinema.