Thugs of Hindostan, going to make Diwali a memorable affair for the folks in Madhya Pradesh. The cinema halls and multiplexes in the state, who have been on an indefinite strike for months now, have decided to lift the ban especially for Thugs of Hindostan.
Over the past few months, new movie releases like Loveyatri, Adhadhundh, Badhaai Ho and many other couldn’t make their way to MP viewers due to a cinema strike in the state.
Theatre owners have been on a strike ever since local civic bodies levied 5 to 15 per cent extra tax on entertainment. This percentage was charged besides the 18 per cent and 28 per cent GST on the entertainment tax levied by the central government.
However, trade sources have told BollywoodLife exclusively that the theatres in the state are bringing the strike to an end because they do not want a black Diwali.
After all, Diwali and cinema have become synonymous with each other over the years now. Our insiders have also shared that the strike came to end after the state’s entertainment bodies understood the scale of the movie and the amount of revenue it could generate.
This news also means that there are chances that the screen count for the YRF movie is going to go up significantly. This only means that Thugs of Hindostan can now stand to record a historic opening day collection. We can hear crackers bursting at Yash Raj Films’ office already!
Until last night, Thugs of Hindostan was going to be screened on 5,000 plus screens across the country. The film is set to release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions.
Trade analysts are expecting the screen count to surpass the 10,000 mark globally. Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, Thugs of Hindostan releases on November 8.>