Theatres to remain shut in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram: Film theatres which was closed down due to COVID-19 outbreak will not open soon in Kerala. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan summoned a meeting of associations relating to the theatres on Thursday.
Addressing the meeting, the CM declared that the theatres should not be opened as the situation is not favourable at present. The associations have also taken a similar stance.
On Wednesday, a meeting of the Kerala Film Chamber also observed that the film theatres should remain shut as COVID-19 situation is not under control.
The associations have also taken a similar stance in the meeting summoned by Film Development Corporation.
During the talks with CM, the representatives of the associations have raised the demands which they sought earlier. Change in GST slab, tax relaxation and special package were the major demands.
As the election code of conduct is in force, the CM stated that their demands will be considered later.
Minister AK Balan, MM Mani, TP Ramakrishnan, Film Academy chairman Kamal, Film development corporation chairman Shaji N Karun, cultural department secretary Rani George and Film development corporation MD N Maya were present at the meeting.
M Ranjith (film producers association), A Suresh Kumar (Producers Association) K Vijayakumar, V George (Film Chamber), Siyad Kokker (distributors association), MC Boby (FEUOK), Shaji Viswanathan, Poly (exhibitors association) Nandakumar (exhibitors federation) also attended the meeting on behalf of their association.