Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met Bollywood actors and filmmakers, including Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, and released a cultural video with the theme Change Within to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
To celebrate 150 years of Gandhi, filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani brought eight leading actors together for the special tribute, which was launched by the PM at his official residence.
“The film fraternity comes together to pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi! #ChangeWithin is an excellent effort, which will add momentum towards ensuring Gandhi Ji’s message reverberates far and wide. It will also inspire citizens to take up causes dear to Bapu,” Modi tweeted.
The 100-second video is based on Gandhi’s life, teachings and values and features Aamir, Shah Rukh, Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Kangana Ranaut and Vicky Kaushal. The actors also shared the tribute video on Twitter.
“#ChangeWithin And here is the short by everybody’s favourite Director.Thank you @RajkumarHirani @RHFilmsOfficial for making me a part of it,” SRK tweeted.
Salman said, “One man changed our entire nation. His thoughts, his legacy will forever live on. Honouring 150 years of Gandhiji – #ChangeWithin @RajkumarHirani @RHFilmsOfficial.”
Sharing the video on Twitter, Alia wrote, “Mahatma Gandhi has inspired generations before us and continues to do so today. I am so glad to be a part of this initiative, celebrating 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi #ChangeWithin
@PMOIndia @RajkumarHirani @RHFilmsOfficial.”
The PM tweeted pictures with the fraternity, saying the “interaction with leading film personalities and cultural icons was fruitful”.
“Spreading the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi through cinema, ensuring more youngsters are well-acquainted with the ideals of Gandhi Ji… We exchanged thoughts on a wide range of subjects,” he said.