Zoya Akhtar As Community Ambassador for Sony Le Plex HD Says That Indian Producers Are Bleeding With Heavy Taxes


Movies have traditionally been conversation starters and with the advent of Social Media they have become an important common ground for people to connect and engage. Sony Le PLEX HD will be a premium hangout for movie lovers to connect over great movies. The channel will be catering to a varied set of audiences owing to its diverse range of movies.


SPN has strategic deals with some of the best international studios in Hollywood, making Sony Le PLEX HD’s library the most exciting in the English movie category. Sony Le PLEX boasts of 400 plus movie titles that include 200 award winning movies with over 500 awards to their name. In their Le Premiere slot, Sony Le PLEX HD will showcase Indian Television Premieres of movies like Spotlight (Academy Award winner for – Best Motion Picture and Best Original Screenplay for 2016), Ex Machina, Foxcatcher and Straight Outta Compton, amongst others. The Magicians slot will showcase the movies and the magic that happens behind the camera of critically acclaimed movies such as The Inglourious Basterds, Schindler’s List, Taxi Driver, Gladiator, Philadelphia and many more.

The channel has partnered with the talented Writer and Director, Zoya Akhtar. With a common passion for great cinema and storytelling Sony Le PLEX HD and Zoya Akhtar will together create a community of quality cinema lovers. As the community ambassador for the channel, her role will be to reach out to all movie lovers and build a tribe that appreciates good cinema. Zoya will also be seen actively engaging with movie buffs across various social media platforms owned by the channel.

Available in High Definition (HD), Sony Le PLEX HD will launch across direct-to-home (DTH) and digital cable platforms starting 23rd August 2016. The channel will be promoted extensively across various channels of Sony Pictures Networks, DTH platform, coupled with print, a robust digital and social media presence to engage with audiences at different touch points.

Zoya Akhtar, Community Ambassador, Sony Le PLEX HD

Zoya Akhtar at the  launch of premium Hollywood channel Sony Le PLEX HD“Great movies and great storytelling is what I constantly chase and this is exactly what Sony Le PLEX HD has to offer. It’s that perfect space where movie lovers, including me, can interact with each other over their favourite Hollywood movies. Sony Le PLEX HD has an exhaustive list of quality and acclaimed films and the top three that come to my mind are Foxcatcher – which is awesome, Spotlight which is an academy award winner and Ex Machina. The channel is not just about showcasing great movies but will also create a community of movie lovers who will drive great conversations around movies. I am glad to be the Community Ambassador for Sony Le PLEX HD and co-create this community of people like me who simply love watching good movies. It is indeed the perfect hangout for all movie lovers.”  Also  Zoya Akhtar expressed her concern  over the heavy taxation on Indian films, which she says is “backbreaking” for producers.

The “Dil Dhadakne Do” helmer called upon the government to support the industry.

“I think what really needs to happen is that we need to stop getting taxed as much we do, because Hollywood films aren’t as taxed as the Indian films are. The Indian films are bleeding with the amount of taxation.

“We are paying taxes for entertainment, which is a logical tax, and we are paying taxes for service. So are we a luxury or are we a service? We just keep paying tax,” Zoya told reporters here.

The 43-year-old “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” director said the government should take steps to support the film industry for it to flourish. Even Bollywood have content like Hollywood . Meanwhile …………………………

Come join the Sony Le Plex HD community on 23rd August because this is #WhereYouBelong


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