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Haryana proposes compulsory screening of Haryanvi films in all cinema halls now

The meeting was held to discuss providing better facilities in cinema halls.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: December 25, 2016 4:47:14 am
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Following in the footsteps of its Punjab counterpart, the Haryana government has mooted a proposal for compulsory screening of Haryanvi films in all cinema halls.  A discussion on this was held at a meeting of government officials and owners of cinema halls on Saturday. The meeting was held to discuss providing better facilities in cinema halls. As part of the government’s process of framing a film policy, issues such as renovation of old cinema halls and increasing number of cinema halls in the state were discussed.

Director, information and public relations and languages department, Haryana, Sameer Pal Srow said keeping in view the future generation, cinema needs to be promoted. “Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was of the view that good cinema halls are needed for promotion of Haryanvi and non-Haryanvi films in the state. In this direction, the film policy is being framed and suggestions of owners of cinema halls are important,” he said.

Srow mooted a suggestion regarding compulsory running of Haryanvi movies in all cinema halls. On Friday, the Punjab government took a decision to screen one show of Punjabi films compulsory in theatres.

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