Madhya Pradesh ends its theatrical strike for Aamir and Big B starrer ‘Thugs of Hindostan’
Action-adventure film ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ will release on November 8. Now you would ask, this is known to everyone and what is so special about it? But, wait the state of Madhya Pradesh has been facing strike from its theatres and multiplexes and so the release of the film was in jeopardy. Now, the good news is, Madhya Pradesh cinema halls have lifted their ban especially for Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan starrer.
Over the past few months, several films like ‘Loveyatri’, ‘Adhadhun’, ‘Badhaai Ho’ and many other couldn’t make their way to Madhya Pradesh viewers due to a cinema strike in the state, reported Bollywood Life.
Theatre owners have been on a strike ever since local civic bodies levied 5 to 15 per cent extra tax on Entertainment. This percentage was charged besides the 18 per cent and 28 per cent GST on the entertainment tax, which is being levied by the central government.
But, the sudden change in heart is due to the occasion of Diwali and they do not want to suffer a bleak one. ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ is also a big budget film and you cannot discount the revenue and profit it would generate. At the end of the day, it would be a foolish decision to not screen ‘Thugs of Hindostan’.
The film which is being directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya has a stellar cast and now with it releasing in Madhya Pradesh, the profits will definitely go through the roof. The film will also see for the first time Big B and Mr Perfectionist sharing the screen together. For the glamour factor, we have Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh.
‘Thugs of Hindostan’ was going to be screened on 5,000 plus screens across the country and now including Madhya Pradesh, naturally the screens will increase.