The equations were not the same after GST bill came into existence. Film industry is one of the main effected fields because of this bill. To avoid this effect, many films completed their pre-release business much earlier which landed them in a safe zone.
Pawan Kalyan-Trivikram’s film team did the wise thing of finishing the pre-release business though there are nearly 6 months left for the film’s release. But, Mahesh Babu-Murugadoss’s ‘Spyder’ which is releasing on September 27th is yet to complete its pre-release business. With the increase in taxes, the distributors are reportedly not stepping up to buy this film at high rates like Pawan’s film. The distributors are asking to sell the film for lower rates which the producers are not interested as they invested heavily on this flick.
Just when Pawan cleverly escaped this trap, Mahesh got affected by GST.