Bollywood likely to go on strike over service tax

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Filmmakers need as much money as they can get in order to make a film, and with the increase of their taxes, there is bound to be some uproar. It has been reported that the tax for TV and film actors have risen by 12.36%, which has lead to producers to hold a meeting about a potential strike in Bollywood.

NDTV��reports Mukesh Bhatt, President, Film and Television Producers Guild stating, “We are in a process of deciding that if we have to call for a shut down. It’s not our choice, we are compelled to do so. We are having a meeting soon and then we will decide about it.”

‘Race 2’ producer Ramesh Taurani went onto confirm, “Tomorrow (Wednesday) all the producers will have a meeting where we will have to find a solution to the problem. It’s an additional burden on us and we can’t handle this anymore.”

The increase has given filmmakers an extra burden in their finances, as it it the producers who are the ones to pay the actors. Bhatt goes on to say, “I am extremely saddened ��and we can’t take this burden anymore. The war is still on and we are looking at a negotiation with the government. The government has no feelings towards the Indian film fraternity.”

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