Smriti Irani calls out filmmakers’ ‘manufactured outrage’


1.3 lakh crores employing close to 3.6 million citizens. “I think we always position ourselves in comparison to others. Related News
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Published: March 5, 2018 3:09 pm

During a segment at the FICCI Frames 2018,  Smriti Irani also said that the Indian film industry should stop comparing itself with others and set a benchmark, which others can follow. pic.twitter.com/HAD7UvB6wz
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This came as a response to Kapur’s comment that the Indian film industry hasn’t been able to find a way to defeat its Chinese counterpart in terms of box office results. She continued, “We are all in the business of it, it’s the best-kept secret which is just out there. Irani’s comment came as a reply to filmmaker Karan Johar’s remark that the film industry, which is otherwise considered as a soft power, becomes “a soft target” at times. Interacted with members of the film industry at #FICCIFrames2018 on the potential of media and entertainment industry in the country which stands today valued at Rs. We never really look at our strengths and then position ourselves completely different from what is happening in the world.