Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) in Mumbai.
Also present on the occasion were Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, the Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Prasoon Joshi, Asha Bhosle, AR Rahman, Jeetendra, Randhir Kapoor, and Aamir Khan among others.
“Films and society are a reflection of each other. We have watched movies on India’s poverty and helplessness, but now we have films where if there is a problem, there is a solution too,” said Modi at the inauguration.
The National Museum of Indian Cinema will provide vast information about the glorious past of the entertainment industry which would be especially helpful for the younger generation of the country, said the Prime Minister.
While stating that films are a true reflection of the society, Modi said that films represent Indianness in the world and function as a mirror of Indianness.
Appreciating the efforts of the Indian filmmakers, he said that many tourist spots and attractions of the country are world famous because of the movies and the film industry can play even a bigger role in boosting tourism in India.
He informed that the government is working towards providing a single window clearance arrangement to facilitate the approval of film production in different parts of India.
The PM also assured that the government was taking adequate steps to make amendments in the Cinematograph Act 1952.