Mukesh Bhatt is not happy with Union Budget 2017
Film maker Mukesh Bhatt feels that Bollywood is “left out” of this year’s budget. Finance minister Arun Jaitley presented the union Budget 2017 in Parliament on this Wednesday. The budget described as ‘Futuristic’ with an aim of fulfilling the dreams of every section. The budget has evoked diverse reaction from politician, industry leaders and experts. Mukesh Bhatt expressing his sadness over the same he said, “The finance minister did not even mention the film industry in his budget. They feel like we do not exist. They don’t even touch upon piracy which is impacting us in such a big way and also in turn affecting the government’s revenue.
Touching upon the topic of poor business leading to the shutting down of a number of theaters. Bhatt questioned why the government has not provided any incentives for the opening of theaters. The rampant dubbing of big Hollywood films in all regional language is also killing Bollywood industry. Bhatt also gave an example of Chinese film industry and government support. In China, there are 16 theaters opening every month, but in India, they are shutting down.
At last the producer concluded saying, “The industry is depleting and vanishing before our eyes.As the reason is the government continue to ignore it. Soon it will disappear.