Kamal steals the show in FICCI, Conference at Hyderabad

Kamal Haasan, the chairman of Media & Entertainment Business Conclave, FICCI, batted for the cause of cinema at the recently concluded two-day conference in Hyderabad.
He said “regional” had always been “national”, a phenomenon that was well understood by Mahatma Gandhi. He called upon the industry to work out a concrete on a plan of action so that it could be presented to the government.
Speaking about the market and the financial conditions, the ace actor said that it will be a good decision on the part of the government if it allows exhibitors decide the prices of the tickets that the viewer has to purchase while watching the film in the theater.
“I know that producers and directors often complain about the whopping fees that the actors charge for performing in one film. But it is also to be kept in mind that an actor is paid only that much which his films can draw back to the producer's coffers. Moreover, an actor's job has no post retirement benefits,” Kamal was quoted saying.
The FICCI Media & Entertainment Business Conclave (MEBC 2010) deliberated on a range of issues confronting the business of media and entertainment like the initiatives of the government for the media and entertainment sector, rise of regional channels, safeguarding vernacular cinema and penetrating international markets.
Prominent personalities in media and films from across the country converged in Hyderabad to discuss various issues concerning the industry.


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