• Saturday, June 15, 2024


Modi meets Saira Banu

Sharing the pictures on X, Modi] wrote, “It was wonderful to meet Saira Banu Ji.”

Modi with actor Saira Banu (Image Source: X)

By: Mohnish Singh

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday morning met veteran actor Saira Banu, during which the two discussed a wide range of subjects.

Taking to X (formerly Twitter), PM Modi shared pictures featuring Saira Banu from their meeting.

Sharing the pictures, he wrote, “It was wonderful to meet Saira Banu Ji. Her pioneering work in the world of cinema is admired across generations. We had a great conversation on a wide range of subjects.”

Banu, the wife of the late legendary actor Dilip Kumar, made her acting debut in 1961 with Junglee opposite Shammi Kapoor for which she received Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination.

She received three more Best Actress nominations for Shagird (1967), Diwana, (1967) and Sagina (1974).

Banu went on to work in a number of movies including Bluff Master (1963), Ayee Milan Ki Bela (1964), Jhuk Gaya Aasman (1968), Padosan (1968), Victoria No. 203 (1972), Hera Pheri (1976) and Bairaag (1976).

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi finds his name in the list of Grammy nominations. At the 2024 Grammy Awards, a song ‘Abundance in Millets’ featuring PM Modi, has been nominated in the best global music performance category.

PM Modi and Indian-American singer Falguni Shah, along with her husband, Gaurav Shah, collaborated on this special song. The song features a speech written and delivered by PM Modi.

The special song was created to raise awareness of the supergrain as another potential key to minimizing world hunger, read the statement on Falu’s website.

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