Don’t know about financial experts, but our Union minister sir Ravi Shankar Prasad sure as hell thinks country’s economy is rainbows and butterflies just because three movies in India collectively earned over 120 crores on 2nd October.
He presented this bizarre analogy at an event in Mumbai. “I was also told that on October 2, which is observed as one of the national holidays, three Hindi movies garnered Rs. 120 crore business on that day. Unless the economy is sound in the country how can only three movies collected so much business in a single day?” he was quoted in a report by NDTV.
As you might expect, his economics 101 hasn’t landed too well on the internet. Here’s what people think about his statement.
Breaking: World Bank has cut India’s growth projection to 6%.
They obviously didn't take into account our Box Office collections on 2nd October.
— PuNsTeR™ (@Pun_Starr) October 13, 2019
Ravi Shankar Parsad tomorrow " I saw a queue at Sulabh sauchalay yesterday, matlab log bhookhe nahi mar rahe hain "
— Rofl Gandhi 2.0 (@RoflGandhi_) October 12, 2019
Baby , would you like to come with me and make the economy strong together ? – Young Ravishankar Prasad asking a girl out for a movie.
— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) October 13, 2019
Journalist: What is Govt going to do to revive economy?
Ravi Shankar Prasad: We are going to produce a movie.#YoRSPrasadSoDumb
— Vasooli Bai (@Vishj05) October 12, 2019
“How can you say you have depression? I just saw you smile. Hence, your mental health is sound”
– Ravi Shankar Prasad
— Shridhar V (@iimcomic) October 13, 2019
— चौधरी JOKER सिंह ॥ (@ROFL_Owl) October 13, 2019
— Saddam (@SADDU25) October 12, 2019
Not surprised that Ravishankar prasad , thinks movies earning 120 crore on October 2 is an indication that Economy is stable🤣🤣
— BihariBabu (@mayanksledger) October 12, 2019
Now its Ravi Shankar Prasad. Modiji to all his ministers. pic.twitter.com/4vK0A57OAv
— Snehil Verman (@SnehilVerman) October 12, 2019
However, just a few hours earlier, he released a press statement in which he withdrew his statement saying media has taken in out of context.
My comments made yesterday in Mumbai about 3 films making ₹120 Cr in a single day- the highest ever, was a factually correct statement. I had stated this as I was in Mumbai- the film capital of India. …(1/4) pic.twitter.com/RL62YhjpZt
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) October 13, 2019