Finally, Rajniknath had opened up on his stance on GST tax issue. He took to twitter requesting Tamil Nadu government to reconsider 30 percent entertainment tax over and above the GST rate of 28 per cent, which could be major burden to the Tamil film industry
"Keeping in mind the livelihood of lakhs of people in the Tamil film industry, I sincerely request the Tamil Nadu government to seriously consider our plea," Rajinikanth tweeted
Tamil Nadu Film Chamber of Commerce had been seriously protesting on this issue from past couple of days by shutting down cinema theatres across Tamil Nadu. Entire Tamil film industry had been united on this issue as such a huge burden will eventually encourage piracy and put a major dent to the movie collections.
Kamal Haasan had already voiced his strong opinions on this issue and said, “Film making in the state has been made difficult deliberately. There are further tortures and systemic corruption that the film industry has to endure under this regime. I am trying my best as any sensible individual of the industry to maintain solidarity and not play into the hands of any self serving and avaricious politician”