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K'town reacts to GST issue

Members of the Tamil film fraternity speak up about the theatre strike in the state

Published: 03rd July 2017

Theatres across Tamil Nadu have been shut from Monday following the strike against the imposition of 30 per cent local body tax apart from additional tariffs under the new Goods and Services Tax (GST). And this has made the film industry come to a standstill. 

Actor Siddharth was the first to comment on Twitter saying, "if the 30 per cent tax remains, GST is a mistake." He also lashed out at the Tamil Nadu Government and asked the film industry to stay united. 

Lyricist Madhan Karky has said that he's ready to reduce his remuneration by 15 per cent till the tax situation in Tamil Nadu gets sorted out. "Disheartening to see cinema halls closed. Hope the tax is revised," he added. 


Filmmaker Shankar has also not held back on expressing his views on Twitter.

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