Amaravathi: Andhra Pradesh State Government on Tuesday formed a committee to look into the issue over ticket prices in cinema theatres. After a meeting with film distributors, Cinematography Minister Perni Nani announced that the committee will take a decision on categorisation of theatres and suggest the ticket prices to the government.
Cinematography Minister Perni Nani said to the distributors and their associations brought their problems to the government’s notice and have demanded a hike in ticket prices. The government has also received similar requests from other sections of the film industry. “All these requests are under our consideration. We will take appropriate decision after receiving the report of the committee.
The minister denied that the government is targeting theatre managements and said the action was being taken only against those who are running theatres without permissions or in violation of rules. The minister took exception to actor Nani comparing cinema ticket prices in the state with prices in kirana shops. He hoped that the next time the actor will make a statement with some responsibility.