Farhan Akhtar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s victory run continues with the quick grant for tax exemption to their film
Actor Farhan Akhtar and filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra had appealed to the Maharashtra state government on July 17 for tax exemption for their inspiring film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat promptly took action and granted a tax-free status to the film within the state. Mehra now hopes other states will do the same.
Akhtar tweeted the news today, saying, “Maharashtra Govt grants Bhaag Milkha Bhaag tax-free status.”
Maharashtra Govt grants Bhaag Milkha Bhaag tax-free status. http://t.co/5ye48cbZPH
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) July 20, 2013
The actor also said, “I’m extremely grateful to the Chief Minister and Revenue Minister of Maharashtra for their support in this regard. They’ve ensured that Milkhaji‘s inspiring life would now be accessible to many more citizens in Maharashtra.”
The biopic on Olympian athlete Milkha Singh released on July 12 to rave reviews and decent box office earnings.