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GST will help film industry in the long term. It is a good step: Shah Rukh Khan

Claiming that the ticket prices of Jab Harry Met Sejal “have not risen as a result of GST”, Shah Rukh Khan has said the tax will prove to be good for Bollywood.

bollywood Updated: Aug 06, 2017 12:20 IST
Anushka Sharma and Imtiaz Ali deboard a helicopter at a Gurugram University as Shah Rukh Khan strikes his signature pose.
Anushka Sharma and Imtiaz Ali deboard a helicopter at a Gurugram University as Shah Rukh Khan strikes his signature pose.(IANS)

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan extended his support to the recently implemented Goods and Services Tax (GST) and said it will have a positive effect on the film industry in the long term.

Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan along with filmmaker Imtiaz Ali deboard a helicopter at a Gurugram University. (IANS)

“GST will help the film industry in the long term. It is a good step”, Shah Rukh told reporters to a question here last night. From figures I know, the ticket prices of Jab Harry Met Sejal haven’t risen as a result of GST,” he said.

The Jab Harry Met Sejal actor debunked the theory that GST has caused escalation in ticket prices.

Speaking about relationships, SRK said, “What does a relationship mean? It appears that these days relationships are based on practical considerations. You should love unreasonably. Don’t you love your children without any reason?”

Anushka Sharma, Shah Rukh Khan and Imtiaz Ali during promotions for Jab Harry Met Sejal. (IANS)

“However, in the present age where everyone has so less time, I might be called old-fashioned,” he added.

On whether the filmmaker, who has helmed films like Jab We Met and Rockstar, has lost his magic touch, Shah Rukh says, “I have not watched any of Imtiaz’s previous films. But you are right, a film should go beyond the subject and create magic. But again speaking on his (Imtiaz) behalf, I think one should always try something new. And I think it is a wonderful film.”

Shah Rukh, in recent years, has experimented with films like Fan and Raees. “I have tried formula films. But sometime back I understood that I can’t keep recreating the same magic.”

Shah Rukh’s Jab Harry Met Sejal co-actor Anushka Sharma and director Imtiaz were also present at the press meet.

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