Union minister Kishan Reddy assures support to entertainment industry
The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs has assured that the Centre will bring censorship mechanism on OTT platforms and will also introduce a new law to combat the menace of film piracy
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy on Saturday declared that the central government will allow film shootings soon. He assured the Telugu cinema representatives that the centre will take necessary measures to curb piracy and also escalate various policy interventions related to the film industry.
"We will accord permission to resume film shootings soon. The theatres across the country will reopen at once and the government is determined to introduce a new law to combat the menace of film piracy. We will definitely consider options to provide captive power, a uniform package system to film workers, ease out the burden of regional goods and services tax (GST) and bringing censorship mechanism on OTT platforms," Reddy told several Tollywood representatives in a video conference on Saturday.
The Minister asserted that the central government is determined to take a progressive step to develop regional cinema and stated that the filmmakers can shoot their films not only in Kashmir but also in other parts of the country. "I will discuss with the chief ministers of our respective states and will dole out a plan to allow film shootings and construction of film studios across the country,” he added.
Further, the Minister has invited the representatives of Telugu, Tamil and Hindi industries for the dialogue to discuss several impending issues faced by the entertainment industry.
The video conference was attended by producers D Suresh Babu, Gemini Kiran, Sharrat Marrar, Damodar Prasad, Vivek Kuchibhotla and director Teja among others.