Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has granted tax exemption to “Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior”, a biographical period movie. The film is produced by Ajay Devgan who also plays the title role of Subedar Tanhaji Malusare.
A spokesperson for the government said, “The film has been tax exempt in view of the story, which highlights the sacrifices and bravery of Tanhaji and is a movement for the younger generations.”
He said that Ajay Devgan had requested the chief minister to grant tax exemption to the film.
Ajay Devgn took to his Twitter account and thanked UP Chief Miniser Yogi Adityanath for making ‘Tanhaji’ tax-free. He wrote, “Thank you Shri Yogi Adityanathji for making #TanhajiTheUnsungWarrior Tax-Free in Uttar Pradesh. I would also be delighted Sir if you watched our film ????
Here a have Tweet post of Ajay Devgn:
However, Meghna Gulzar’s film on acid attack survivors ‘Chhapaak’, released simultaneously with ‘Tanhaji’, has not been given tax exemption despite requests from acid attack survivors.
‘Chhapaak’, in which Deepika Padukone plays the lead role and is also the producer, has apparently fallen out of favour of the ruling BJP after Deepika Padukone visited the agitating students in JNU in Delhi last week.
‘Chhapaak’ has been granted tax exemption in Congress-ruled states including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Puducherry…