Actor Chiranjeevi on Thursday requested the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to rethink the federal government’s resolution to have a low cap on film ticket costs.
In an announcement shared on social media, the Acharya actor mentioned, “It’s gratifying to see the introduction of the net ticketing Invoice for transparency, as demanded by the trade. However on the identical time, for the survival of theatres and for the various households who rely on cinema alone for his or her survival, these decreased on-line ticketing charges ought to have the identical flexibility because the uniform GST costs. Please rethink this matter. Telugu trade will be capable of survive solely when there’s that encouragement.”
— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) November 25, 2021
Chiranjeevi’s request comes after the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Meeting handed a Invoice to additional amend the AP Cinemas (Regulation) Act, 1956, making it obligatory for exhibitors to promote film tickets solely by the net reserving platform, to be operated by the state Movie Improvement Company. The Invoice replaces an Ordinance issued on November 9.
Transferring the Invoice on behalf of the Chief Minister, Perni Nani, who additionally holds the Data and Public Relations portfolio, mentioned the proposed on-line film reserving system would assist in checking black advertising and marketing, apart from stopping tax evasion.
In line with movie commerce analysts, the brand new transfer by the Andhra Pradesh authorities is prone to go away an impression on the field workplace income of much-anticipated films like SS Rajamouli’s RRR, Pawan Kalyan’s Bheemla Nayak, Prabhas-starrer Radhe Shyam and Mahesh Babu’s Sarkaru Vaari Paata.
Earlier, the Producers Guild and Telugu Movie Chamber of Commerce had approached the Andhra Pradesh authorities and held discussions on the ticket pricing subject.
(With inputs from PTI)