RBN Web Desk: Finance minister Piyush Goyal has announced two major moves for the Indian film industry while presenting the 2019-20 interim Budget in Parliament today. Both these initiatives are already being hailed by various quarters.
The entertainment industry, Goyal said in his Budget speech, is a major employment generator in the country. The government proposes to introduce a single window clearance system to ease the shooting of films. He pointed out that the facility was earlier available only to foreign film units wanting to shoot in India. The facility, he said, will now be extended to Indian filmmakers as well. Regulatory provisions would now rely more on self-declaration, Goyal said, while presenting the Budget.
That aside, Goyal proposed an amendment to the Cinematography Act, which will now include an anti-camcording clause to combat piracy.
Filmmakers Vivek Agnihotri and Madhur Bhandarkar took to Twitter to voice their opinion.
— Vivek Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) February 1, 2019
Welcome move by @narendramodi Government for initiating Anti-Camcording provision in the Cinematography Act to fight Piracy and Single window clearance for Film Shootings.This will help the Film Industry in a Big Way.🙏#Budget2019
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) February 1, 2019