Kollam: Chief Minister Pinarayi VIjayan has assured the cinema industry in the state that the government will be with it promoting the interests of film artistes and the industry as a whole.
In a Facebook post after meeting a delegation of film personalities which included actors Mammootty and Mohanlal in Kochi on Sunday, the Chief Minister said discussions will be held with the finance minister Thomas Isaac on the difficulties faced by the film industry in the wake of the entertainment tax imposed in film tickets in the budget.
The film industry representatives have submitted a representation to the Chief Minister on the issue. The demand will be considered with sympathy, Mr Vijayan said in his facebook post.
FEFKA general secretary B. Unnikrishnan said the tax will hit common people as well as the industry.
Antony Perumbavoor, Appachan, Bobby Antony, M Renjit, Anto Joseph and Sohan Seenulal representing various organisations attended the meeting....