The meeting has been called by the Association of Motion Pictures and Television Program Producers (AMPTPP). "We have called a meeting tomorrow evening regarding service tax. We would discuss how we can resolve the issue and what should be done. A collective decision will be taken in this regard," AMPTPP President Sajid Nadiadwala told PTI.
Asked whether filmmakers would go on a strike if the service tax is not scrapped for entertainment industry, he said, "It's too early to talk about it." "We would meet and then decide what should be done. Service tax is a burden on the industry and we have to resolve the matter. We have to convey our point of view to the government. The issue needs to be tackled. Whether we will go on strike or not that has not been decided yet," AMPTPP's Vice-President told PTI.
On January 7, actors, directors, theatre owners and others in the South went on a hunger-strike in Chennai demanding that the service tax be scrapped. Superstar Akshay Kumar has also supported the protest against service tax.