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Maha govt to fine Rs 10 lakh if theatres don’t screen Marathi films for 4 weeks in a year

Marathi films

Nagpur, 17 May (HS): Maharashtra Minister for Cultural Affairs Sudhir Mungantiwar announced that a fine of Rs 10 lakh will be imposed on the theatres if they fail to screen Marathi films at least for four weeks in a year.

Marathi film producers complained that they do not get theatres in their own state even after making quality films. The cultural department has taken cognizance of the issue and took the decision to compel the screening of Marathi films at least four weeks in a year by all cinema theatres.

A meeting in this connection was held in Mumbai under the chairmanship of Cultural Affairs Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar.

The Department of Cultural Affairs will take the initiative to establish a definite working system for Marathi films and for this, coordination of various departments with the Home Department will be necessary. Mungantiwar said that there will be a separate system for screening Marathi films in cinemas.

The producers of Marathi films should submit their grievances in the next 15 days so that a comprehensive meeting on this issue can be held after June 15.

A study should be conducted on whether some regulations can be prepared in this regard as many movies are being released on the OTT platform, instead of cinema theatre.

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