Multiplex Association of India, filmmakers request government to reopen cinema halls
Several leading filmmakers, including Boney Kapoor, Karthik Subbaraj, Reliance Entertainment’s Shibasish Sarkar, and The Multiplex of Association of India on Sunday requested the centre to consider reopening theaters, assuring they would provide the consumers a safe and hygienic experience.
The Multiplex of Association of India in a series of tweets wrote that cinema halls which have remained shut since the coronavirus-induced lockdown, deserved a chance to function, especially if aviation, metro, malls, wellness and restaurants have been allowed to operate.
The MAI’s call was supported by many in the Hindi film fraternity.
Reliance Entertainment’s Shibasish Sarkar, who has produced the upcoming Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif starrer Sooryavanshi and Ranveer Singh-led 83, tweeted, “Salary Subsidy Scheme in UK, CARES Act 2020 in US, Canada Emergency Wage Service in Canada, govt supported to protect jobs. In India thousands & millions have lost jobs or pay cuts with no income of cinema hall owners. Halls are now closed for 6 months. #SupportMovieTheatres”