FM holds pre-Budget talks with film industry delegation

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New Delhi, Feb 4 (PTI) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjeetoday met film industry delegation, accompanied by Minister ofInformation and Broadcasting Ambika Soni, as part of hispre-Budget consultations.

"The delegation consisted of about 20 members includingYash Chopra, Ramesh Sippy and Mukesh Bhatt, all representingFilms and Producers Guild," an official statement said.

Besides, FICCI Secretary General Amit Mitra, L Suresh,Vice President of Film Federation of India, UTV Group CFORajeev Waghle, CFO of Reliance Big Films Subhashish Sarkarand Zee Tele films CEO Puneet Goenka, among others, were alsopart of the delegation.

The representatives of different forums of film industrygave their suggestions for consideration and inclusion in theforthcoming General Budget for 2011-12, which is to beunveiled on February 28.

These consultations are an annual exercise conducted bythe Finance Minister before the Budget.

Earlier this year, Mukherjee met finance ministers ofstates and representatives of India Inc, agriculturalists,economists, bankers,financial regulators, NGOs, among othersto seek their inputs in formulating the Budget.

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