TAMILNADU: In Tamil Nadu the owners of the theatres have called of their indefinite strike over 30% local body tax on the tickets of movie. This evening the Film shows will resume.
In the state nearly about 1,000 cinema halls have been shut since 3rd July to protest the imposition of the Local body tax in the addition to GST or Goods and Services Tax on the tickets of Movie.
Goods and Service of 18% is applicable on the tickets below Rs. 100 and 28% for those which is above Rs. 100.\
Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan the superstars had extended their support to the strike. Rajinikanth is currently in US for a health checkup, had on Wednesday requested the government to consider the film industry's plea.
"Keeping in mind the livelihood of lakhs of people in the Tamil film industry, I sincerely request the Tamil Nadu government to seriously consider our plea," he had said in a tweet.