Tamil Film Producer' Council has decided to call off the strike, slated to commence from May 30.
A few weeks ago, Vishal in the capacity of president of Tamil Film Producer’s Council announced that Tamil film industry would go on indefinite strike from May 30 to draw the attention of Central and state governments on the issue of eradicating piracy and other problems of producers.
“The film industry, particularly the producers are reeling under several problems.
We wanted to take some measures to reduce their burden. Thanks to Fefsi president RK Selvamani who had a long discussion with us and requested us to call off the shut-down,” Vishal said.
Also, films that are to be released in June get postponed, they may have to pay 28 per cent GST which is coming into effect from July, he said.
“At present, many online cinema tickets booking websites charge `30 per ticket extra for their services. To stop this, TFPC has resolved to start a website soon to sell online tickets and we would charge Rs 10 extra for our service per ticket. Of this, Rs 2 would go for TFPC's welfare measures.”
The council has also decided to make a representation with respect to GST. “Each and every film's box-office collections should be made transparent and we are working towards that and ensure it takes place,” he said.