Union Budget 2019

VIRAL: The Time When The Movie 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' Made It To Piyush Goyal's Budget Speech

Written By Radhika Sarkar | Mumbai | Published:

The Interim Union Budget is being announced by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on February 1, Friday. The day is often looked upon with anticipation by the rich, economically weaker section and even Non-Resident Indians to know how the various announcements can help them. The Entertainment industry is among the most popular industries in the country, and naturally, the providers as well as consumers of entertainment would be keen to know their takeaways from the budget.

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During his budget speech of 2019, Piyush Goyal announced that a "Single window clearance for filmmaking to be made available to Indian filmmakers" and that "In the last 5 years under all categories of workers, minimum wages increased by 42% which is the highest ever.":

However, interestingly, during his speech he also used the film 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' most popular dialogue which is 'How's the Josh'.

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One has seen cases of films being leaked within a few hours of its release on the Internet and even digital and television content have not been spared.  Apart from the announcement of plans to set up a single window clearance to obtain permissions, the PM at the launch of the National Museum of Indian Cinema had called piracy ‘insult to your hard work’ and promised to take steps against it, including tweaking the 1952 Cinematograph Act. 

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Keeping in mind this issue, Piyush Goyal in his Budget 2019 speech added that "Anti-cam-cording provisions will be added in the cinematography act to control the menace of privacy" 

In last year’s budget, the government had announced Rs 110 crore for cybersecurity ventures like National Cyber Security Co-ordination Centre

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