Earlier we had reported that the Maharashtra government led by Cultural Affairs Minister Vinod Tawde had ruled that the 6 PM prime time slot at all multiplexes within the state would be reserved for the screening of Marathi films. However this decision was met by both joy and a certain amount of skepticism. Now we hear that adopting a middle path after much deliberation the government has decided to redefine the said slot into three.
This decision comes after Tawde conducted a meeting with the multiplex representatives and Marathi film producers. However, the option to choose any one slot from the three (i.e. 13-3, 3-6, 6-9) to screen Marathi films would lie with the film's respective producers. Apart from this since the 6-9 Pm slot would still be a prime time position for films a four member panel consisting of two representatives from the Marathi film producers and two members from the multiplexes has been set up to tackle any dispute that may arise.