"Govt should give subsidy to Haryanavi filmmakers"
Bollywood actor-director Satish Kaushik says that the state government should provide adequate subsidy to the Haryanavi film makers.
The 56-year-old, who was present at the first edition of Haryana International Film Festival, said future of regional cinema is bright in India but support of the government is essential for its survival in the long run.
"Besides subsidy and exemption of entertainment tax, the state government should also formulate such policy which makes it mandatory for all cinema halls and multiplexes across the state to screen a significant numbers of shows of Haryanavi films in a particular time span so that process of promotion of Haryanavi cinema continues," said Kaushik.
He said Film and TV Institute Rohtak (FTIR) would turn out to be a milestone in coming time as it is not only polishing the talent of budding artists in an efficient way but also motivating them to join the film industry in a professional manner.
Kaushik informed that he is directing a Haryanavi film "Mahra Gaam Maahra Dhaam", whose shooting would be done in various places of Haryana soon.
Besides, he tried to promote Haryanvi culture in his upcoming Hindi film "Kasam", the director added. Emphasizing on the necessity of promoting the talent in film and the music realms, Kaushik, who has over 30 years of association with theater and film, said fair opportunity should be provided to promising talents. PTI