Thugs Of Hindostan: Madhya Pradesh theatrical strike ends for Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan's film

Movies like Andhadhun, Badhaai Ho, Tumbbad and Baazaar were not released in the state in the wake of the protest against the additional taxation. Multiplex operators in Madhya Pradesh discontinued the operations from 5 October on all films in Bhopal and Indore.
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This news is sure to bring some respite to all the cinephiles residing in Madhya Pradesh. The multiplex operators who have been on an indefinite strike for almost a month now have decided to lift the ban, especially for Thugs of Hindostan. It so happened that the Madhya Pradesh Government empowered local bodies within the state started levying 5 to 15 per cent entertainment tax, i.e. Local Body Entertainment Tax (LBET), in addition to 18 per cent and 28 per cent GST on entertainment, levied by the central government.

The strike had led to movies like Adhadhundh, Badhaai Ho,

Baazaar and several others face a chunk of loss as it couldn’t make their way to MP viewers. Trade sources were quoted by Bollywood Life saying that the theatres in the state are bringing the strike to an end because they do not want a black Diwali. After all, Diwali and cinema have become synonymous with each other over the years now. The insiders have also shared with them that the strike came to end after the state’s entertainment bodies understood the scale of the movie and the amount of revenue it could generate.

Thugs of Hindostan is one of the most awaited movies of the year, and earlier, it was going to be screened at 5,000 plus screens across the country, however, the number is set to increase with its release in Madhya Pradesh.

Produced by YRF, Thugs of Hindostan is slated to release on November 8, 2018. The film features Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh in the lead roles.  

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