“Save the film industry” – writes Vijay to PM
Actor Vijay has apparently taken the initiative of writing to the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narandra Modi about a major issue the film In...
Addressing the issue, the actor voiced, "Cinema is not only a medium that entertains masses but also generates massive revenue for the Government. But the sad part is that the industry is facing a lot of problems lately and despite the efforts of many, the attempt to revive the industry seems futile. Many theaters are turning into marriage halls and shopping malls."
Further, the actor explained how the service tax imposed by the previous Government has been affecting every person involved in the industry- from a producer to the people assisting during production.
"Many leading producers have met with heavy losses and are looking at other possible business opportunities. If this situation persists, I'm afraid the millions of people depending on the industry for their living, will lose all their jobs," Vijay pointed out.
He also reminded that many leading stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Sharath Kumar, Mammooty, Mohan Lal, Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan and many others voiced against the new service tax scheme.
Vijay requested for the encouragement and support of Mr. Narendra Modi towards taking Indian cinema to a global platform. "I humble request you to levy the service tax and save the film industry."