The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday declared Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda starrer ‘Sarbjit‘ tax free. Earlier also the Uttar Pradesh Govt had given tax free status to a few movies like ‘Neerja’, ‘Nil Battey Sannata’, ‘Airlift’, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijan’, ‘Humaari Addhuri Kahani’ and other movies.
Actor Jackky Bhagnani, who is producing the movie, took to his Twitter handle to express his gratitude to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and tweeted, “Thank you @YadavAkhilesh for making our film #Sarbjit tax free in UP! The team and I are grateful and humbled by your kind gesture.”
Sarbjit is the upcoming and most awaited movie featuring Randeep Hooda in the main lead role and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is playing an important role in the movie. The movie is based on the life story of an Indian prisoner named Sarbjit Singh who had been assaulted by his co-prisoners in Pakistan Jail and died after a week.
The Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & Randeep Hooda starrer ‘Sarbjit’ has been declared ‘tax-free’ in Uttar Pradesh.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who met the film’s team earlier this month, said that the ‘decision will be implemented with immediate effect’. Jackky Bhagnani, “From day one, we have all believed that ‘Sarbjit’ is a story that needed to be told. It’s our labour of love and the team and I are humbled by Akhilesh Yadav’s kind gesture.”
‘Sarbjit’, releasing on May 20, will narrate the struggle of Dalbir Kaur, whose sole aim in life was to get her brother, who had been mistakenly taken to be an Indian spy, out of the Pakistani jail. Actor Randeep Hooda will essay the role of Sarabjit Singh, while Aishwarya will be stepping into Dalbir’s shoes in the film.