Cinema Theatre Ticket Prices Row: Ram Gopal Varma Slams Andhra Pradesh Govt, Asks, ‘Isn’t It In Direct Violation Of Article 14 Which Prohibits Discrimination?’

Ram Gopal Varma took to Twitter to lash out at Andhra Pradesh government over low film ticket pricing in the state

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Cinema Theatre Ticket Prices Row: Ram Gopal Varma Slams Andhra Pradesh Govt, Asks, ‘Isn’t It In Direct Violation Of Article 14 Which Prohibits Discrimination?’
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, of late, has been criticizing Andhra Pradesh government over low ticket prices. A few days ago, he had met cinematographer Minister Perni Venkataramaiah to discuss over film ticket pricing but it seems like things did not get settled. RGV recently took to his Twitter handle and questioned the government over the issue. In a series of tweets, he lashed out at the state pointing out that there is a huge difference between the price of movie tickets in neighbouring Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. 

Ram Gopal also mentioned that it is causing huge financial losses to producers in Tollywood. In a sarcastic tweet, he wrote, “Maharashtra state allowing @ssrajamouli’s RRR ticket price to sell at Rs 2200/- and his home state AP not even allowing to sell at Rs 200/- raises an existential question “WHO KILLED KATTAPPA?”

In another follow-up tweet, the filmmaker said, “In another state tickets being sold for even Rs 2200 and in AP state if even Rs 200 isn’t allowed , isn’t it in direct violation of article 14 which prohibits discrimination?” In another tweet, Ram Gopal Varma advised the government they should “leave the pricing, number of shows and timings of shows to the film industry only and concentrate both its energy and resources only on enforcing safety regulations and transaction transparency for it to collect its due taxes.”








For the unversed, last year in April, the state government had issued an order fixing the rates for multiplexes, AC, and non-AC theatres. The theatre owners, however, opposed it and stated with these prices it is not profitable for them to run the theatres, especially after suffering huge losses during the lockdown. ALSO READ:Ram Gopal Varma Is Receiving Constant Flak From Netizens For His Inappropriate Dance Video With Inaya Sultana-See TWEETS





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