Madras High Court has lifted the interim ban on constructing Nadigar Sangam building, which comes as a massive victory for South Indian Film Artistes’ Association (SIFAA). Vacating the order, the division bench of Justices N Kirubakaran and V Parthiban said they would pass detailed order on the petition shortly.  The issue pertains to a plea moved by K M Srirangan and R Annamalai, both residents of Vidhyodaya colony T Nagar the area in which the association wanted to construct a building. Their point was that the colony being a residential area, the association cannot be allowed to construct a multistoried mall or multiplex, which will suffocate the already chocked roads.
General Secretary Vishal confidently says that the building will be ready by September 2018. Answering questions on whether Kamal’s speech against TN caused the delay, Tamil Film Producers’ Council’s talks with the State Government to permanently abolish local body taxes over GST, Vishal said: “Such reports are not true, talks are happening in a smooth way. As an actor, I will always be there for Kamal sir”. Producers’ Council requested the Central Government to impose 28% GST only for tickets priced higher than 120. At present, tickets priced above 100 have 28% GST. Vishal also wants Central Government to permanently ban piracy websites, to save film industry.

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