Kamal Haasan has hit out at the Tamil Nadu government’s lopsided cinema policy. Kamal in a post is his usual frank and free style has gone for the jugular, at a time when most superstar’s are not opening their mouth or even tweeting about the controversial 30 % tax added on to GST by the state government. And he has also pointed out that TN is a more corrupt state than even Bihar !
Here is Kamal’s Haasan’s post -
"Neighbouring states like Kerala have totally desisted from levying any more state tax on Cinema over and above GST. The film industry requested the CM of Kerala Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan and he through his Finance minister quickly announced that Kerala will not be levying any more taxes on the already beleaguered film business. Karnataka has gone even further to facilitate the well being of the film Industry. Telangana and Andhra are also doing their best for their film industries. It is only Tamil Nadu Govt that has brought it to 30%,"
"Filmmaking in this State has been made difficult deliberately. There are further tortures and systemic corruption that the film Industry has to endure under this regime. All factions of the Industry are agitated. I’m trying my best as any sensible individual of the industry to maintain solidarity and not play into the hands of any self-serving and avaricious politician Before Bihar used to be the Nations whipping boy when it came to corruption. Now TN has left Bihar leagues behind. Film Industry is one among the many Industries asphyxiated by the prevailing systemic corruption in the State.”