Cops to probe frequency of Marathi films at theatres

Mubarak Ansari
Sunday, 25 March 2018

Pune: After a complaint by Kothrud MLA Medha Kulkarni, the State government has directed the Pune city police to investigate allegations that theatres and multiplexes in the city are not showing 124 shows of Marathi films per year as mandated. 

Pune: After a complaint by Kothrud MLA Medha Kulkarni, the State government has directed the Pune city police to investigate allegations that theatres and multiplexes in the city are not showing 124 shows of Marathi films per year as mandated. 

After getting the directions, police stations under whose jurisdiction theatres are located have been asked to submit a report in this regard. Kulkarni had sent the letter in December last year, alleging that Hindi films are being given preference to Marathi movies.
In December, when Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starer ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ was being released, many Marathi film producers alleged that theatres and multiplexes refused to screen Marathi films at the same time. 

Now, the police have been asked to check how many shows of Marathi films were shown last year and also if any complaint was received that theatres refused to screen Marathi films. “We will be sending reports about all theatres and how many Marathi film shows were screened there,” a police officer told Sakal Times.

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