Bengaluru: The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerceannounced on Wednesday that the government would issue an order/notification capping the prices of movie tickets at Rs 200 on Thursday.
This comes just ahead of the release of the much-awaited Telugu film ‘Baahubali-2,’ which is set to hit the screens on Friday.
Sa Ra Govindu, president of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce, said the ticket price would not exceed Rs 200, inclusive of all taxes.
“The order is applicable to single screens and multiplexes across the state. We have asked the distributors to return the money charged over Rs 200 to customers,” said Govindu.
“We received confirmation from the chief minister’s office on Tuesday night that the notification will be issued on Thursday morning. We will also take action on multiplexes that refuse to screen Kannada films. Also, we will make sure that the screening of Kannada films is not affected by the screening of Baahubali,” said Govindu.