Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who is currently undergoing medical treatment in the US, has finally broken his silence on the shutdown of theatres in Tamil Nadu. The actor took to twitter and stressed that the 30 percent municipal tax levied on films is not acceptable. He went on to urge the state government to take the matter seriously as it affects the livelihoods of a lot of people.
“Keeping in mind the livelihood of Lakhs of people in the Tamil film industry, I sincerely request the TN GOVT to seriously consider our plea,” he added.
Interestingly, Rajinikanth’s statement comes just hours after popular director Cheran had requested him to express his views on the matter.
“Rajinikanth sir pls must raise your voice to reduce GST and 30% tax by TNgovt.. It’s time to save our industry your voice make some value,” he had said.
Well, this is a difficult situation and we hope that it gets resolved ASAP.
On a related note, this is a busy time for Rajini. He will soon resume shooting for ‘Kaala’ . Touted to be a crime-drama, it features Thalaiva in the role of a gangster and is being directed by Pa Rajinith. It marks the second time that the superstar is collaborating with Ranjith, The two had previously joined hands for ‘Kabali’ which fared well at the ticket window.
Besides ‘Kaala’, he has ‘2.0’ in his kitty. Directed by S Shankar, it is a sequel to the 2010 release ‘Enthiran’ and will hit screens in 2018.