After producer Suresh Babu, Nandamuri Balakrishna has commented on the AP Government’s order placing slab on ticket rates. The ‘Akhanda’ actor said that the current prices set by the government are not practical for exhibitors and distributors and are bound to raise many issues for the film industry in the future.
As per a new GO issued on 8th April, theatres across Andhra Pradesh have been given directives regarding the prices of the tickets. As per the directives, theatres situated in Municipal Corporation, Municipality, Nagar Panchayat, and Gram Panchayat each have been given a slab for ticket prices as per the theatre class.
Suresh Babu had earlier this week commented on this issue and stated that these prices would not even recover electricity bills leave alone theatre management.
This year, Tollywood is going to witness a number of big-ticket films, and producers and distributors are really counting on them to pull them out of the lean patch brought in by lockdown last year. However, If this situation continues to prevail, a number of Tollywood biggies will have to struggle really hard to recover their investment with the government-established ticket prices.