Actor Rajinikanth has made a strong plea to the Tamil Nadu government to remove the 30% tax levied by local bodies in addition to the Goods and Service Tax (GST). Close to 1,000 cinema halls have been shut in the state to protest the increase in taxes.
Keeping in mind the livelihood of Lakhs of people in the tamil film industry, I sincerely request the TN GOVT to seriously consider our plea
— Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) July 4, 2017
The issue had prompted several actors to speak up. Kamal Haasan recently said that ‘filmmaking is deliberately being made difficult in Tamil Nadu.’
“It is only the Tamil Nadu government that has brought the tax to 30 per cent. Ironical that this should happen in a state whose Chief Minister until very recently was a former actress,” he added.