Information and Public Relations and Transport Minister Perni Venkataramaiah announced the government’s decision to roll out an online ticketing system for cinemas soon after a meeting with producers, distributors and exhibitors on Monday and a claimed he had the support of the film industry.
Mr. Venkataramaiah told media that a delegation from Tollywood, including Dil Raju, DNV Prasad, Adiseshagiri Rao, DVV Danayya, C. Kalyan and others, has supported the government’s online ticketing initiative.
He said the online ticket issuance was intended to provide entertainment (movies) at the price set by the government and would provide much needed transparency by limiting the sale of black tickets that contribute to tax evasion.
The minister said that representatives of the film industry have brought various issues to the attention of the government and that the necessary steps will be taken to address them after a detailed examination of them.
The government would respond positively to any request benefiting the public and its sole aim was to make entertainment available to the general public at prices that don’t burn their pockets, Venkataramaiah said, while vowing to look into the problems faced by the public. Tollywood. due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Later, speaking to the media, Mr Kalyan said the meeting discussed the completion of four shows at midnight and a 100% occupancy rate. Industry representatives are said to have talks with the chief minister in the near future to resolve the remaining issues.