Karan Johar says 'Indian hearts are proud' as PM Modi inspects antiquities repatriated to India from Australia
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's virtual summit with his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison on Monday, Australia handed over as many as 29 antiquities to India. Filmmaker Karan Johar reacted to a video of PM Modi examining the antiquities and said that this will fill “Indians heart with utmost pride.” (Also Read: Karan Johar says he has many things to talk about but 'feels restricted': 'I am done with offending people')
ANI shared a video of Narendra Modi looking at the figurines. It was captioned, “PM Modi inspects the 29 antiquities which have been repatriated to India by Australia. The antiquities range in 6 broad categories as per themes – Shiva and his disciples, Worshipping Shakti, Lord Vishnu and his forms, Jain tradition, portraits and decorative objects.”
Karan retweeted the video and wrote, “News that will fill every Indians heart with utmost pride @narendramodi. 29 antiquities repatriated to India from Australia.”
These are primarily sculptures and paintings executed in a variety of materials - sandstone, marble, bronze, brass, paper. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inspected the antiquities returned by Australia. The repatriated antiquities includes Shiva Bhairav, a 9th-10th century CE Rajasthan Sandstone, the child-saint Sambandar from 12th century CE, and seated Jina sculpture from Mount Abu region, Rajasthan. (Also Read: Karan Johar says son Yash thinks he is ‘Tansen ka baap’ but doesn’t know how to tell him ‘singing isn't your talent’)
Karan made his directorial debut with Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji starrer Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 1998, for which he bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Director and the Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay.
Karan recently produced Shakun Batra's directorial Gehraiyaan, which starred Deepika Padukone, Ananya Panday, Siddhanth Chaturvedi and Dhairya Karwa. He is currently directing and producing Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh starrer Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani.
(With inputs from ANI)