In January 2019, the young brigade of the Hindi film industry went on to meet the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. They discussed the participation and contribution of the youth icons towards nation-building. The delegation included Rohit Shetty, Ranbir Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Ashwiny Iyer, Sidharth Malhotra, Ekta Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal and Varun Dhawan.
In December 2018, Narendra Modi led a crowd in congratulating newly-married couple actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas at their reception in New Delhi. The PM, who was escorted on stage by Priyanka's mother Madhu Chopra, gifted the newly weds a rose each and shared some moments of laughter. He was dressed in a white kurta-pyjama with a black Nehru jacket. The Prime Minister gifted a rose as a token of best wishes at their Delhi reception.
In April 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol who has been fielded by the Bharatiya Janata Party from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat. Sunny Deol joined BJP on April 23, 2019
In December 2017, Narendra Modi on Wednesday newly-married Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and his Bollywood actress wife Anushka Sharma and congratulated the couple. Along with the couple, Kohli's brother Vikas was also present during the meet
Narendra Modi met Akshay Kumar in New Delhi in 2017. In 2019, actor Akshay Kumar also engaged in a 'non-political', candid conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi and Amitabh Bachchan share a light moment at a multiplex in Gandhinagar, some 30kms from Ahmedabad on January 6, 2010. Pic/AFP
This handout photograph released by the Gujarat Information Bureau shows India's Gujarat state Chief Minister Narendra Modi (L) and Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt at the Chief Minister's office in Gandhinagar on May 17, 2010. Dutt met Modi with a proposal to set up a film city project in Gujarat
In this handout photograph (left) released by the Gujarat Information Bureau on January 14, 2014, Salman Khan (R) flies a kite as Narendra Modi (2L) looks on as they take part in a kite festival in Ahmedabad. Khan was in Ahmedabad to promote his film, 'Jai Ho'. Pic/ AFP (Right) Salman has a personal meeting with Modi
Narendra Modi (R), clad in traditional south Indian Dhoti attire, shakes hands with superstar Rajinikanth during a visit to the actor's residence in Chennai on April 13, 2014. Pic/AFP
Actor-producer Aamir Khan met Narendra Modi in June 2014, and discussed social issues raised by the former's TV show 'Satyamev Jayate'. "Shared with him the overwhelming support that we got from people across the country through Vote for Change Campaign... on SMJ ('Satyamev Jayate') on the various issues that we tackled in our show. He has assured me that he will look into all the matters," Aamir tweeted after the meeting. Pic/PTI
From left: Sunny Deol, Lata Mangeshkar and Narendra Modi at an event held at the Mahalakshmi race course in Mumbai to felicitate Mangeshkar on the 51st anniversary of her patriotic track ‘Ae Mere Waton Ke Logon’. Pic/Rane Ashish
Suniel Shetty gets a pat on his back from Modi at the event held in Mumbai to felicitate Lata Mangeshkar on the 51st anniversary of her patriotic track Ae Mere Waton Ke Logon. Pic/Rane Ashish
Narendra Modi (R) greets Bollywood music composer Bappi Lahiri at an election rally in Sreerampur, around 40 km north west of Kolkata, on April 27, 2014. Lahiri was the BJP candidate from Sreerampur parliamentary constituency during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Pic/AFP
Anupam Kher (C) talks to Narendra Modi (R) after the inauguration of the 'Actor Prepares' school for aspiring actors at Charodi village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on July 20, 2009. The Ahmedabad branch of the Actor Prepares school has a swimming pool, gymnasium and a horse-riding school and is spread over 2.5 acres. Pic/AFP
Vasundhara Raje Scindhia (L) and Narendra Modi (2L) chats with former actor and BJP leader Vinod Khanna (R) during the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Council meeting held in New Delhi, 06 April 2005. Also seen in the picture are 'Mahabharat' actors Gajendra Chauhan (to the right of Modi) and Mukesh Khanna. Pic/AFP
Narendra Modi with Dev Anand. On Dev Anand's demise, Modi tweeted, "During the 1975 Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi, Dev Sahab was the one who stood up in favour of democracy with most conviction."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wowed Bollywood stars with his charming personality. On his 69th birthday today, we look at some images of the prime minister in the company of Bollywood personalities
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