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  Entertainment   Bollywood  04 Jun 2017  Kamal Haasan: Regional cinema will be adversely affected by GST rate

Kamal Haasan: Regional cinema will be adversely affected by GST rate

ANI
Published : Jun 4, 2017, 8:56 am IST
Updated : Jun 4, 2017, 8:59 am IST

The 62-year-old also stressed that regional cinema cannot be put on the same level as Bollywood films.

Kamal Haasan.
 Kamal Haasan.

Mumbai: Veteran actor Kamal Haasan has hit out at the Central Government for announcing 28% tax slab under the GST (Goods and Services Tax) for cinema.

The actor, along with other representatives of the Tamil film industry, held a press conference recently, where he said, "When it comes to the pride of India, it was always regional cinema that stood up for awards in international arenas. Regional cinema contributes to the might of the country. You can't reduce that through taxation."

 

"I was promised an easy life when the Republic (of India) was formed. Why should I work for the Government? I work for my own sustainability and it is not getting easier. I will have to quit the industry if I am on the highest tax slab," he added.

The 62-year-old also stressed that regional cinema cannot be put on the same level as Bollywood films.

Tags: kamal haasan, gst rate on entertainment industry, regional cinemas
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