This Article is From Jul 21, 2015

Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan Made Tax-Free in Uttar Pradesh

Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan Made Tax-Free in Uttar Pradesh

A still from Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday announced tax free status for Bajrangi Bhaijaan, starring Salman Khan, in the state.

The film, which is smashing records at the box office, was made tax free after director Kabir Khan met the chief minister with the request, said an official spokesperson.

During the meeting, Akhilesh Yadav told Mr Khan that the state offered immense possibilities for film production owing to which the state government had unveiled an 'attractive and convenient film policy,' which has attracted many film makers into shooting in the state.

While assuring all support and cooperation to the film makers who desire to use the state for film shoots, Mr Yadav said that in the last three months, many films have been shot in the state and many more proposals for shooting at different locales in the state were in the pipeline.

He also revealed that work on developing two film cities in the state was underway. While one would come up on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, the other would come up at Trans-Ganga Hitech City Scheme in Unnao, neighbouring Lucknow.

He also informed that after these film cities, which were to be built at a cost of Rs 650 crore, the best of modern technology would be available in the state for film production and employment for 9,000 people would be generated.

The state has made many films tax free in the past. These include Tevar, Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho, Hamari Adhuri Kahani and Masaan.