Actor Rajinikanth requested the Tamil Nadu government to rethink its controversial decision to impose a municipal tax on movie tickets over and above the recently-launched Goods and Services Tax.
Keeping in mind the livelihood of Lakhs of people in the tamil film industry, I sincerely request the TN GOVT to seriously consider our plea
— Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) July 4, 2017
On Tuesday, hundreds of cinema halls across Tamil Nadu were closed for a second consecutive day in protest of the tax. Rajinikanth’s tweet prompted his Kollywood colleague Kamal Haasan to express his gratitude.
Thanks Rajni avaragaLay for voicing your concern. Lets request first as gentlemen should. Then we shall see. @superstarrajini & TN .Govt.
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) July 5, 2017