Orders for mandatory screening of Punjabi films in multiplexes issued!


A while ago, there was a notification in the regard of mandatory screening of Punjabi films which was taken forward by the Punjab Arts Council chairperson Satinder Satti and she had even assured that officials orders in this regard shall be issued before this year ends. And now, it is mandatory for multiplexes to screen a Punjabi film daily.

On whether it will be mandatory for Chandigarh multiplexes will become clearer soon, said Satti. In July, the efforts were paid off and entertainment tax of Punjabi movies was withdrawn. “I had two important agendas – one entertainment tax and the other to secure one show of Punjabi film at least in cinemas. I had been pushing it in Vidhan Sabha,” said Satti, who had been holding meetings with the Punjab government for the past one month.

fnzftaIt’s a law now. I am personally making sure that the notification reaches all DCs and SSPs across Punjab so that from next week, the shows are assured. Following this, we will work on timings and other modalities,” said Satti.