Amaravati: Minister Perni Venkataramaiah (Nani) on Monday held talks with producers, distributors, and exhibitors of Telugu cinema and said the government shall soon roll out the online ticket system, as the delegation welcomed the decision.
Speaking to the media after the talks, the minister said that the Tollywood delegation has extended its support for the online ticketing policy. He said that the government wants to ensure that entertainment (movies) is available at affordable rates where the tickets will be offered online at government-set pricing. He explained that the online ticket system will ensure transparency by curbing the sale of black tickets that burden the public and also keeps a check on tax evasion.
The Minister said that the producers, distributors, and exhibitors brought various issues to government notice and a decision will be taken after reviewing their requests. He assured that the government responds positively to any request that benefits the public and said that the only aim of the government is to make entertainment available to the general audience without burning their pockets.
Filmmakers, distributors, and theater owners along with Dil Raju, DNV Prasad, Adi Seshagiri Rao, T Vijaychander, and DVV Danayya attended the meeting and further discussed the problems faced by the film industry due to Covid.