Recently, Rani Mukerji starrer Mardaani was exempted from entertainment tax in UP, given the strong theme of the film and how it is inspiring to see a woman cop’s fight for justice! The film depicts the evils in our society today and strives to give out a positive message about girl power.
Girl power has been big in Bollywood this year. 2014 saw Queen, Bobby Jaasoos and Mardaani. Joining this list is Priyanka Chopra‘s much awaited Mary Kom and the makers have a reason to celebrate even before it has hit the screens! Viacom18 Motion Pictures & Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s Mary Kom starring PC as the 5-time world champion and Olympic medalist, Mary Kom has been declared tax-free!
Confirming the news, producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s spokesperson says, “Yes, Mary Kom has been declared tax-free by the government. The biopic is a tribute to the Indian icon, Mary Kom’s, life and hence the tax free status will encourage audiences to recognize and support the spirit of the film.”
A visibly excited PC said, “It’s wonderful news. We have a compelling story to tell of a strong, determined woman who has done the nation proud. We can only hope that this will provide an impetus for more people to come to watch this story and be inspired. It’s our tribute to all the unsung sportspeople who give so much to see the Indian flag flying high. If this can act as a catalyst of hope for them, then it’s something we can all be proud of.”
Well, this sure gives you yet another reason to watch Mary Kom! The film is slated for a 5th September release!