Andhra Pradesh, the Telugu movie industry seeks some kind of regulation to monitor and discourage dubbing films from hitting screens in large numbers.
They want tax on dubbing films to be increased to discourage film makers from other languages to flood Andhra Pradesh with their movies.
The Producers Council recently met Chief Minister, N Kiran Kumar Reddy, with a request to hike tax on dubbed films and to slash rates for desi films, since small budget and straight films (Telugu) lose out on dates due to many dubbed films hitting the theatres during the festival seasons, since tax rates and production (dubbing) costs are low.
The Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce has appointed a four-member committee (D Suresh Babu, Dil Raju, Vijayender Reddy and Natti Kumar) to study and submit a white paper on dubbed movies and how to control them. They wanted the tax on dubbed movies to be increased to 30 per cent from 20 per cent.