Former Chief Minister Arjun Munda fired a salvo at the State Government on Thursday, saying the Jharkhand Film Shooting Regulation-2015, recently approved by the Cabinet, sounds death knell for the regional and tribal film-makers.
He has shot off a letter to Chief Minister Raghubar Das, pointing out that the regulations were apparently prepared in haste without taking the ground realities into consideration. “Moreover, it also appears that local film producers were not taken into confidence while preparing the draft related to the regulation,” he has pointed out.
According to the regulation, a minimum fee of Rs50 lakh has been fixed for shooting for a period of one week in the State while an additional Rs10 lakh will be charged per day if they want to extend the shooting further beyond a week. Munda further alleged that the interest of local regional and tribal film producers have completely been bypassed and it appears that the regulation was being implemented only to make profit from the big banners.