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Multiplex owners meet Raj Thackeray, discuss MNS' objections

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Several multiplex owners today met Navnirman Sena chief at his residence here and discussed the objections of the party related to being sold in movie theatres.

A group of MNS workers, including a former corporator, had, on June 29, assaulted an of a multiplex in Pune over high prices of sold inside the complex.

Amey Khopkar, of MNS Chitrapat Sena, the party's film wing, said that Thackeray told the multiplex owners to ensure rates of water bottles, samosas, popcorn and vadas were kept reasonable so that the common man could afford it.

Khopkar said that Thackeray told the delegation that film patrons were being charged exorbitant rates for edibles and, in some cases, they were also getting billed without having bought anything.

"It has also been observed that workers in theatres do not treat people well," Khopkar quoted Thackeray as saying.

Further quoting the MNS chief, Khopkar said the interval period in movies was short and, having bought something during it, realise they have been duped only when the movie ends.

Khopkar said that, in such instances, the moviegoer did not know how to register their complaints.

"The movie owners have been asked to display contact numbers if a customer wants to register a complaint," he said.

"They were also asked to allow to be brought from outside for small children and patients suffering from diabetes and heart ailments," Khopkar told

"The multiplex owners have agreed to all our demands. They will start implementing them from the coming week," Khopkar said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 21:45 IST