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Restrictions on regional cinema won’t help: Johar

Director-producer Karan Johar today said that though he believes in promoting regional cinema, putting restrictions on multiplexes may not be the best way.

Maharashtra government is planning to make screening of Marathi movies in the state’s multiplexes mandatory during prime time slots. “I do believe in promoting regional cinema be it Marathi or Bengali but I am not sure if putting restrictions or rules and regulations will help that process,” said Johar.

“I don’t know many details about the whole strategy behind doing that but I believe empowering Marathi cinema is a way forward. I feel when you force it and not enforce it, there is always a problem,” Johar added. The filmmaker hoped that probably the new rule was an attempt to open up the exhibition sector to regional films.
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