Censor board member and filmmaker Ashoke Pandit today said here that the media was giving too much space to the stories about actor Salman Khan‘s conviction in the 2002 hit and run case.
“Last three days there is nothing happening in India other than Salman Khan. That is sad. That is not a good sign,” he said, speaking at ‘Women Economic Forum’ here.
Talking about the finances of the film industry, he said most of the producers were in the red, despite the hype about box office successes.
“A facade is created that it (the Hindi film industry) is a Rs 100-crore (per film) industry, (but) the reality is something else. More than 90 per cent of the producers are indebted. They go through a hard time,” said Pandit.
The five-day-long forum began yesterday here with several film personalities, politicians and business personalities participating.