The Andhra Pradesh state legislature on Wednesday approved amendments to the Cinematography Act, stating that the online ticketing system will no longer be in place and that tickets will be sold at rates set by the AP state government.The amended bill was introduced in the House by Minister Perni Nani.
Speaking on this occasion, he said that only 4 shows would be allowed in a day in cinema theatres rather than six shows.
It was further clarified that the shows should be displayed at the timings set by the state government, and ticket prices should be fixed.
This is going to show a great impact on big-budgeted films from Tollywood.Many big-budgeted films piled up for release from this December.
‘Akhanda’ is set to release in December, followed by ‘Pushpa’.‘RRR’, ‘Bhimla Nayak’, ‘Radhe Shyam’, ‘Acharya’ are going to hit the screens next January.It is believed that the immediate implementation of online ticketing will be a major blow to these films commercially.Speculations are rife that Tollywood heroes Jr NTR, Prabhas, Allu Arjun are set to meet AP CM on this issue.
However, there is no official confirmation on this yet.