Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) India's multi-million dollar Bollywood movie industry is not upbeat about the budget as the film fraternity feels the government has not offered anything special for it.
Sudhir Mishra: It is insulting that the film industry doesn't even deserve attention. It just goes on to show how much influence the representatives of the film industry exert in the political arena.
Hema Malini: It's a populist budget with an eye on the coming elections. The finance minister has given individual tax relief to the middleclass and waiving of loans for small farmers is a good move. But the burden of Rs.50,000 per farmer is huge. I hope we don't feel its weight in the next budget.
Manoj Bajpai: I'm happy as a farmer's son and disappointed