Multiplexes refusing Marathi movies may face action

Multiplexes refusing Marathi movies may face action

MUMBAI: Not running Marathi movies as per the stipulations will cost the multiplex owners dearly as Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil on Tuesday warned of cancelling lincenses of such theaters.

A meeting was held in Mantralaya (state secretarait) where Marathi film distributers discussed problems with government officials in releasing movies in multiplexes, official sources said.

There is a provision that multiplexes shall keep one screen reserved for Marathi movies, but they do not follow this rule, distributors pointed out.

There are 16 multiplexes in the city, but they avoid screening Marathi movies in prime time, they said in the meeting attended among others by Patil, who is also the Home Minister.

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