Entertainment tax and exhibitors' tax is killing the business of cinema : Richa Chadda
The actor voices out her opinion on the effect of the new taxes on the entertainment industry
Richa Chadda feels the government is ignorant about how the entertainment industry is suffering due to tax.
The Union Budget 2018-2019 brought no relief to the entertainment industry. "Entertainment tax and exhibitors' tax is killing the business of our cinema and that is a known fact. But I do not think that government gives any importance to that," says Richa.
"They invite celebrities to be a part of their social campaigns and other initiatives since entertainment is a soft power. But they ignore how the entertainment industry is suffering due to the taxation," she adds.
She also hopes the system of GST is simplified to make it more understandable for the common man "because everyone is now hiring a Chartered Accountant."
Richa, who started her career in 2008 with Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! and has worked in acclaimed films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, Masaan, Sarbjit and the first Indian Amazon Original series Inside Edge, is now keen to explore other branches of filmmaking.