Withdraw proposed Entertainment tax exemption on Remake films:Oppn

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Bangalore, July 30 (UNI) Prof Chandrasekhar Kambar (Congress) today urged the Karnataka Government to withdraw its proposal to exempt Entertainment tax on Remake Films in the State.

Continuing discussion on Budget proposal for 2008-09 in the Legislative Council, Prof Kambar said that the exemption of entertainment tax on remake films should be immediately withdrawn as it discourages production of good films and it would lead to poor creativity and naturality in films produced in the State.

He said that Remake Films can be made in half the budget of films produced and everybody would opt for taking advantage of tax exemption if the state government allows Entertainment Tax exemption.

Mr Doddarange Gowda (BJP), supporting Prof Kambar demand, said that remake is a disease and as long as it was not cured early it may become a epidemic. There are writers in Kannada field who can give good story for producing good films and remake film cannot maintain the rich Kannada culture.

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