Happy days here again: Bollywood reacts to GST cut on film tickets
Bollywood reacts to GST cut, After the Centre announced GST reduction on cinema tickets, Subhash Ghai tweeted, “Happy days are here again for Indian Film Industry.” “Government addressed our concern…A welcome move for the industry and audiences as well,” Akshay Kumar’s post read. Meanwhile, Aamir Khan tweeted, “If Indian cinema hopes to compete in the world market…This is a great 1st step in that direction.”
The GST council, headed by finance minister Arun Jaitley, agreed to lower the tax on over 20 goods including televisions, batteries and movie tickets.
A delegation of Bollywood producers and actors called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, who was on a one-day visit to Maharashtra, at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai to discuss the issues being faced by the Indian film industry. The team from the film fraternity gave an overview of the vast growth potential of the media and entertainment industry. They also pitched for lower and uniform rates of GST for the entertainment industry in India, a statement issued by PIB said.