The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has sent out special invites to Bollywood A-listers for a star-studded event that marks the second anniversary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. The guest list is headlined by Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. A crowd of over 60,000 people is expected to gather at India Gate in the Capital on May 26 for the mega event, to witness an eight-hour show, titled Zara Muskura Do. It will feature a series of short films highlighting the Modi government’s achievements. Unlike last year’s celebrations, Saal Ek, Shuruaat Anek, this year’s show is slated to be a national event. The government has formed a panel of ministers, headed by Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, and comprising of Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal and I&B Minister of State, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, to supervise the prep. The panel has been holding weekly discussions regarding the government schemes that will take centre stage at the event.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Amitabh Bachchan will open the ceremony, which will be telecast live and will feature representatives and celebrity ambassadors of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Digital India and Rural Electrification programmes. The guest list includes AR Rahman, Ajay Devgn, Riteish Deshmukh, Rajkumar Hirani and Saina Nehwal, among others.
(Compiled by Nilabh Krishna)