Government is extremely unfriendly to the entertainment industry: Tanuj Garg

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Government is extremely unfriendly to the entertainment industry Tanuj Garg
Government is extremely unfriendly to the entertainment industry Tanuj Garg

Vidya Balan along with Suresh Triveni, Atul Kasbekar, Tanuj Garg, and Shanti Sivaram Maini was present at Whistling Woods Masterclass on ‘Tumhari Sulu’s. During media interaction on Friday, Tanuj said, the government is extremely unfriendly to the entertainment industry.

‘Tumhari Sulu’ producer Tanuj Garg when asked in light of the Budget 2018 and issues with entertainment taxes he said, “In a country where cinema is a single largest medium of entertainment, the government is extremely unfriendly to the industry. There are all sorts of restrictive taxation, the restriction is censorship. We are operating in a very difficult environment both financially and in terms of the regulatory system. I think that really needs to go through a lot of change.”

Vidya who has been part of Masterclass at Whistling woods on several occasions says this visit was special with ‘Tumhari Sulu’s’ teams, she said, “What touched my heart the most was that these kids observed the film to such an extent that they talked about the small, subtle things that were shown in the film. I think we have a bright bunch going out of Whistling Woods this year. I think the future of Indian cinema will be in good hands.”

“We got very different reactions from these students than regular audience this year and that made this master class amazing. Usually, it’s just me who comes for the masterclass but the first time I came here with the entire team. We had here which made it more fun.” she added.

‘Tumhari Sulu’ a slice of life film starred Vidya Balan, Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia, and RJ Malishka.

The film has won awards for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Debut Director at the Star Screen Awards. Vidya also bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for the film.

Directed by Suresh Triveni and co-produced by Bhushan Kumar, Tanuj Garg, and Atul Kasbekar. The film released on 17th November 2017.