Amid row over extra tax, Rajinikanth requests TN govt to consider film industry’s plea

Mumbai: After veteran actor Kamal Haasan expressed his angst against the Tamil Nadu government for levying 30 percent additional tax, his friend and contemporary Rajinikanth too has come out in support of the industry.

Rajinikanth, who has dropped ample hints about him joining politics, in the recent past, took to Twitter Tuesday night to request the TN government to consider film industry’s plea.

He tweeted: “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 (sic).”

Good and Services Tax (GST) has received a mixed response from the people of India, since its implementation. Expressing their concern over the recent hike in GST (Goods and Service Tax) many celebrities have come out and raised their concern over its heavy impact on the entertainment industry.

Criticising the TN government, Kamal Haasan said, “It is only Tamil Nadu Govt. That has brought it to 30%. Film making in this State has been made difficult deliberately. There are further tortures and systemic corruption that the film Industry has to endure under this regime. All factions of the Industry are agitated. I am trying my best as any sensible individual of the industry to maintain solidarity and not play into the hands of any self serving and avaricious politician.”