Film industry calls off strike on 23 February

MUMBAI: The proposed nationwide strike that was called by the Film Federation of India (FFI) on 23 February has been called off.

Speaking to, filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt said: “The strike has been called off after we had a positive meeting with our Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. We were asked to be patient till the Budget. So be it. We will take a call if the Budget is not satisfactory and take our steps accordingly.”

Last Sunday, a film delegation met I& B minister Ambika Soni and Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee to talk on the service tax issue.

Earlier, it is understood that there was growing resentment among film producers from across the country, exhibitors, single screens and multiplexes about the strike; they didn‘t want to be part of it.

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