Maharashtra Cabinet gives nod to make 'Tanhaji' tax-free
The Maharashtra Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to make Ajay Devgn-starrer "Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior" tax-free in the state.
The plot of the periodic drama film "Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior" is based on Tanhaji Malusare who was the trusted lieutenant of Shivaji Maharaja. The gross collection of the movie is over Rs 150 crore since it released on January 10. Now, Maharashtra has joined UP and Haryana to make the movie tax free.
"Tanhaji" and Deepika Padukone's "Chhappak" were released on the same day. There were comparisons on social media between the two in terms of the gross collections made. A day after its release, "Chhapaak" was declared tax free in Puducherry, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
"The proposal for exempting the film from entertainment tax was approved in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray," an official told PTI.
Last week, the Chief Minister himself brought up the topic about the film in the Cabinet.
He had sought a proposal for tax exemption of “Tanhaji” , which recreates the valour and bravery of Malusare. State Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat and Women and Child Welfare Minister Yashomati Thakur earlier said the issue was discussed last week in the Cabinet where ministers were unanimous about making the film tax-free.
The film, starring Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan and Kajol, has been directed by Om Raut.