The biopic based on the life Indian Olympic boxer Mary Kom, starring Priyanka Chopra, has been declared tax free in Maharashtra. The film has been produced by filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
"It is wonderful news. We have a compelling story to tell of a strong, determined woman who has done the nation proud. It is our tribute to all the unsung sports people 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," Priyanka, who is playing the five-time world champion in Mary Kom, said in a statement here.
"We are grateful to Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat and Government of Maharashtra for lending their support to the film. This exemption right from release day will allow large segments of society to experience the spirit of magnificent Mary," Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures (producer) said.
Sanjay's spokesperson said the tax free status will encourage audience to recognise and support the spirit of the film. (Also Read: Priyanka was excited about going bald for the film)
Earlier, various state governments including Maharashtra, Bihar, UP and others had granted tax exemption to Bhaag Milkha Bhaag featuring Farhan Akhtar