Appreciating the idea of an online ticketing system, Chiranjeevi said that the move would improve transparency for the moviegoers in the state.
Hyderabad: At a time when Covid-19 pandemic has broken the back of Indian economy and burnt holes in people's pocket, actor Chiranjeevi has proposed to Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy to hike prices of movie tickets. His proposal came after Andhra Pradesh government's decision to introduce an online movie ticketing system.
Andhra Pradesh State Assembly on Wednesday passed the AP Cinemas (Regulation) (Amendment) Bill 2021, paving the way for an online movie ticketing system to be administered by the state government. The government said the regulation of cinema ticket pricing would help to check exploitation of moviegoers.
Appreciating the idea of an online ticketing system, the Tollywood superstar said that the move would improve transparency for the moviegoers in the state. The actor then asked the Chief Minster to consider the ticket prices, based on the ticket prices in the other states.
"Please consider hiking the prices of the tickets, otherwise, this might become a threat to the investors and the moviemakers," Chiranjeevi said.
The actor earlier tried to discuss the issue ever since the government revised the ticket prices. He is also the first star from the industry who has openly appealed to the government of Andhra Pradesh to make necessary changes in the Bill passed in the state Assembly.