On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, filmmakers Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor, Aanand L Rai, and others have launched an initiative, "Change Within".
As part of the effort, the filmmakers pledged to make inspiring content about "valor, values and the culture" of India to celebrate 75 years of the country's independence.
"It is our stories that make us who we are, and every corner of our country has an empowering tale to tell," read a joint statement, which was shared by Johar, Kapoor, and Rai on their official Twitter handles.
The filmmakers said they came together to celebrate the spirit of the freedom movement.
"As we embark on this new journey, it witnesses a fresh beginning of the grand era of storytelling to cherish the soul of the idea called 'India'.
"Drawing inspiration from our Honourable Prime Minister from whom we also seek sustained guidance, we the members of the film fraternity are privileged to announce our plan to celebrate the 75th year of Independence," it added.
The filmmakers said they will be soon joined by "more creative contributors" for the initiative.
In her tweet, Kapoor thanked PM Modi for including her in his vision for the country.
"Excited to be in such august company, recreating & curating stories that made our great nation stand tall with hope & integrity! JAI HIND," she wrote.
Thank you honourable PM @narendramodi ji!Just to be included in your vision of our country is such an honour.Excited to be in such august company, recreating&curating stories that made our great nation stand tall with hope & integrity! JAI HIND! #RajkumarHirani @aanandlrai ..cont pic.twitter.com/rabwBKMcvs— Ekta Kapoor (@ektarkapoor) October 2, 2020
Rai tweeted, "We are humbled & gratified to make our little contributions with stories that exemplify d integrity & pride of our great nation whilst we celebrate 75 years of India’s independence. Jai Hind."
Thankyou honourable PM @narendramodi ji!We are humbled & gratified to make our little contributions with stories that exemplify d integrity & pride of our great nation whilst we celebrate 75 years of India’s independence.Jai Hind @RajkumarHirani @ektarkapoor @karanjohar @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/n9xQWt0CJA— AANAND L RAI (@aanandlrai) October 2, 2020
The joint statement was also shared by the official Twitter handle of Dinesh Vijan's Maddock Films.
Honourable PM @narendramodi ji, thank you for inspiring us to be a part of this beautiful initiative. We at #MaddockFilms are committed to curate stories that mirror the strong roots & values of our great nation and celebrate 75 glorious years of India’s Independence. pic.twitter.com/BtKEniFQPT— Maddockfilms (@MaddockFilms) October 2, 2020