This Article is From Mar 01, 2015

Budget 2015 Disappoints Filmmakers

Budget 2015 Disappoints Filmmakers

There were no major mentions about the film industry in the Budget.

Mumbai: Directors like Hansal Mehta and Sudhir Mishra voiced their disappointment over this year's budget which was presented today by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Shahid directot Hansal Mehta criticised the budget saying, "Entertainment tax makes tickets expensive and service tax makes budgets higher. Films aren't making money. The government obviously doesn't care." He also tweeted:

Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, a member of censor board, expressed his displeasure over the film industry being neglected from the budget.

Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra echoed Mr Pandit and Mr Mehta's sentiments:

Director Suparn Verma posted, "Nothing for the film industry as usual #Budget2015."

Actor Sanjay Suri tweeted:

Actress Tapsee Pannu criticised the service tax hike to 14 per cent from 12.36 per cent. She tweeted:

The Finance Minister announced that a centre for film production, animation and gaming will be set up in Arunachal Pradesh but other than that there were no major mentions about the film industry.