Baig dreams of Bangalore Film City

Infor-mation Minister R Roshan Baig who took a dig at multiplexes for charging exorbitant rates in January has softened his stand after reviewing a report submitted by the multiplexes.

Published: 06th March 2014 08:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th March 2014 08:39 AM   |  A+A-

Infor-mation Minister R Roshan Baig who took a dig at multiplexes for charging exorbitant rates in January has softened his stand after reviewing a report submitted by the multiplexes.

“The moment the news spread about multiplex ticket rating, I was apprised by various multiplexes here who brought in a list from across India,” he said.  According to him, Tamil Nadu, which has an uniform pricing structure in place, has only a couple of mutliplexes and no new multiplexes are coming up because of the ticket pricing.

Baig had earlier stated, ‘If Tamil Nadu has a policy for theatres, why can’t we? We will stop this looting by the multiplexes’.

Clearly indicating that there will be no move for uniform pricing in the near future, he said, “I have now asked for a comprehensive report before we take it further. I can’t just approve it by talking to different people. I should think about the film industry too.”

Baig said Bangalore, known as an IT/BT city, should also be known as a Film City.

 “I have discussed this idea with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and was waiting for the Assembly session to get over to take it forward. I would want to visit top studios and hold talks with experts to plan a world-class Film City.”

 

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