Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao inaugurated Cherry Bean Cafe, at Police Bazar (Khyndailad), Shillong, on November 8.
He was accompanied by his wife and actress Patralekha Paul.
Speaking to media persons, Patralekha said that integration will only happen if writers and directors from Bollywood will understand the state and write stories for the region.
She said, “We have so many writers from the North, therefore films are being made about UP, Delhi and other regions and not these parts of India,” further adding that things will change if more exposure is given to filmmakers from Meghalaya.
Rajkummar Rao expressed his enthusiasm for the newly established cafe, highlighting the cafe’s inclusivity. He remarked that the cafe offers a versatile space for all, providing a place to relax, socialise, and even work while relishing delicious food and enjoying lively music.
Rao said, “Shillong is my second home, I always love coming back here, we have this beautiful cafe now and we want all the people, the locals and tourists alike to come enjoy the cafe as it is one of its kind.”