T-town bigwigs to meet Telangana Minister Komatireddy

Leading filmmakers are planning to meet Telangana Cinematography Minister Komotireddy Venkat Reddy very soon and intend to discuss a few things. “Firstly, we want to make a courtesy visit to exchange pleasantries next week,” says leading producer Sunil Narang, who is also president of Telangana Film Chamber of Commerce. “Primarily, we are going to request a single window clearance for permission to shoot at government spots because we are running from pillar to post for permission these days. If govt introduced a single window system like in other states, then producers would heave a sigh of relief. It is a win-win situation for both govt and filmmakers since govt could earn good money, while producers will have hassle-free shootings in Telangana state,” he adds.

He claims that even the producer and president of the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce Dil Raju will also be meeting the minister. “I heard that Dil Raju is also planning to make a courtesy visit,” Sunil Narang adds.

Industry sources claim that producers, exhibitors, and distributors have been craving for industry status for the Telugu film industry for quite a long time, "Industry status could fetch us bank loans at lower interest and power charges would be cut to Rs 3 per unit from Rs 7,” says a source.

During the pandemic, single theatres were run for almost two years with negligible footfalls but they were asked to pay Rs 20,000 to 40,000 per theatre and its reduction or exemption will also be included in the wish list.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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