Movie producer Zoya Akhtar has communicated worry over the substantial tax assessment on Indian movies, which she says is "backbreaking" for makers.
The "Dil Dhadakne Do" helmer called upon the organization to support the business. "I think what truly needs to happen is that we have to quit getting saddled as much we do, in light of the fact that Hollywood movies aren't as exhausted as the Indian movies seem to be. The Indian movies are seeping with the measure of tax assessment.
“We are paying taxes for entertainment, which is a logical tax, and we are paying taxes for service. So are we a luxury or are we a service? We just keep paying tax,” Zoya told reporters here.
The 43-year-old "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" executive said the legislature ought to find a way to bolster the film business for it to thrive. “I think the government really needs to help and understand that we have to support the industry. We have to make sure the industry gets stronger and bigger and doesn’t get eaten up by foreign films. That’s the only way to help.”
Zoya was speaking at the launch of Sony Pictures Network’s new English movie channel Sony Le PLEX HD.The filmmaker, who is the community ambassador of the channel, believes Indian cinema is coming out with content-driven films to compete with Hollywood.
“We are making content-driven cinema, there are a lot of films coming out. So I don’t think it’s the problem. I really think it is the restructuring and understanding how much taxes the producers are paying. It is backbreaking,” she said.