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From Mukesh Bhatt to Anupam Kher, here’s how Bollywood gauge the Budget

As soon as Finance Minister Arun Jaitely presented the Union Budget for next fiscal, there was a huge buzz across all the industries including the film industry. While agriculture and rural sectors remained the

India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [Updated:02 Feb 2017, 11:34 AM IST]
From Muskesh Bhatt to Anupam Kher, here’s how Bollywood
From Muskesh Bhatt to Anupam Kher, here’s how Bollywood gauge the Budget

As soon as Finance Minister Arun Jaitely presented the Union Budget for next fiscal, there was a huge buzz across all the industries including the film industry. 

While agriculture and rural sectors remained the main priorities of the government once again, besides curbing political funding, fighting black money and digitalisation of the economy, Bollywood celebs feel that entertainment industry has been ‘left out’ once again since there was no specific mention of it.

Speaking to Times of India, film producer Mukesh Bhatt said, “The Finance Minister did not even mention the film industry in his Budget. They feel like we do not exist. They didn't even touch upon piracy which is impacting us in such a big way and also in turn affecting the government's revenue. We are saddened!"

Admitting it was sad that the film industry wasn't included in the Budget, filmmaker Kunal Kohli questioned the role of members of the film industry elected to the Parliament. 

He said, "I feel members of the film fraternity, who are in the government, should be representing us and they need to put our point across to the government for them to look at. The film industry is in the limelight and is a great source of providing revenue and generating jobs."

On the other hand, singer Kailash Kher tweeted on a positive note, praising the telemedicine initiative ‘DigiGaon’. The proposed ‘DigiGaon’ aims to provide telemedicines, education and skills through digital technology.

A number of other celebs took to Twitter and expressed their views on Union Budget 2017. Check out what they had to say: 

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