Karnataka Budget: Filmgoers happy as multiplex ticket prices capped at Rs 200

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2017-03-15 15:44 Bengaluru:  Responding to the demands made by the film fraternity, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has capped ticket prices at multiplexes at Rs 200 in his budget on Wednesday.It may be recalled here that Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have fixed a maximum ticket price at multiplexes, already.The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) – during the pre-budget meeting – had requested the government to fix the price at multiplex. Film fraternity greeted Siddaramaiah for accepting their demand. Kichcha Sudeep reacted that "It's a relief for the producers and the KFI...". Its a breeze of relief for the Producers n th films of KFI .... Thank u Honbl CM sir and SaraGovind sir... Regards - kichcha sudeepa https://t.co/viuZklGJNO— Kichcha Sudeepa (@KicchaSudeep) March 15, 2017Meanwhile, it is mandatory for the multiplexes to screen at least two shows of Kannada films between 1.30 pm and 7.30 pm.Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has also announced a film city near Mysuru for the development of Kannada film industry. Besides, welfare fund has also been announced for the film workers.​