The Indian Film And Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) and The Indian Film And Television Producers’ Council (IFTPC) have written to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) requesting a meeting with Narendra Modi.
The film makers will raise the following issues in their meeting with the Prime Minister : reduction in entertainment tax and other multi-layered taxes, no stay on film once they are censored, one-window services to facilitate shoots, a request for an official industry status for Bollywood, among others.
The panel will include filmmakers and TV producers like Ashutosh Gowariker, Sajid Nadiadwala, Rohit Shetty, Ramesh Taurani, Vishal Bhardwaj, Rajkumar Hirani, Madhur Bhandarkar, Aanand L Rai, and Rajan Shahi.
Ashoke Pandit, the president of IFTDA, says, “The government collects heavy taxes from us but we’re not officially recognised as an industry. We’re hoping the new PM will resolve the issues at the earliest.”
Bollywood film makers to meet Modi on these issues after the IFTDA could not get their issues sorted by the previous government.
Here’s hoping that their issues are sorted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It only gets better for the audiences as a reduction in taxes would mean that the ticket prices can get cheaper!
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