On Thursday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said attempts to tarnish the image of the Hindi film industry and make it ‘last’ or ‘go elsewhere’ would not be tolerated.
- Latest version:October 16, 2020, 1:28 AMST
Mumbai is also the entertainment capital of the country
Referring to Thackeray’s remarks at a meeting with multiplex and theater owners, the chief minister’s office said, “The end of the film industry or any attempt to go anywhere else will not be tolerated.” He said that Mumbai is not only the financial capital of the country, but also the entertainment capital.
Thackeray said, ‘Bollywood is followed all over the world. A lot of work is created in the film industry. In the last few days some people have tried to tarnish the image of the film industry, which is quite annoying. ‘Recently the Uttar Pradesh government announced plans to set up a film city in the state to invite filmmakers. . At the meeting, Thackeray informed the theater owners that the state culture department has prepared a standard operating procedure (SOP) for reopening cinema halls that have been closed for more than a month. He said the decision to reopen the cinema hall would be taken only after the SOP is finalized.