Two days after Maharashtra government made it mandatory to screen Marathi films during prime time slots, the rule has been relaxed.
According to the new rules, what would have been 6 pm-9 pm has now been changed to 12 noon to 9 pm, but 124 shows are compulsory in a year. The decision came after Marathi film producers met Culture Minister Vinod Tawde and expressed their willingness for a time band from 12 noon to 9pm.
On Wednesday, Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnik moved a breach of privilege notice and demanded action against author and socialite Shobhaa De, for her "offensive" tweets on this matter.
Now a privilege motion demanding an apology from me? Come on! I am a proud Maharashtrian and love Marathi films. Always have. Always will !— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) April 8, 2015
What's happening in Mumbai with @DeShobhaa &her; take on Marathi films diktat would be comic if it werent so tragic an example of intolerance— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) April 9, 2015
And as predicted here 2 days ago, Maha govt dilutes its nursery-like diktat on showing Marathi films--from 6-9pm to now 12-9pm— Minhaz Merchant (@minhazmerchant) April 9, 2015
Facing Backlash, Maharashtra Government Relaxes Rules on Marathi Films http://t.co/Rl77IU8YpK— Daniel Campbell (@DanielCampbellp) April 9, 2015
Good that Maharshtra gov relents a bit on mandatory 6pm show for Marathi films only— amitkhanna (@amitkhanna) April 9, 2015
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