Will try to make Chhapaak, Tanhaji tax-free in Maharashtra: Thorat


By: PTI | Mumbai |

Published: January 14, 2020 2:40:22 pm

Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat said he personally wanted both the movies to be made tax-free. Speaking on the issue of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which was ratified last week by the Centre, Thorat said, “I don’t think the act will be implemented in the state. Still, I will personally take up the issue with CM Uddhav Thackeray,” he told reporters here. Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat on Monday said Bollywood movies Tanhaji and Chhapaak be made tax free in the state. If there is a difference of opinion, we will discuss it with our allies to arrive at a consensus,” he said. Thorat, who also heads the state Congress unit, said he personally wanted both the movies to be made tax-free. Chhapaak, directed by Meghna Gulzar, is based on the life of Laxmi Agarwal. It stars Deepika Padukone as an acid attack survivor. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App “Earlier, the Revenue ministry used to take a decision on making a movie tax-free, but now the tax has been subsumed in the GST. The Congress is one of the ruling constituents in the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, which also comprises the Shiv Sena and the NCP. He said the issue would be taken up with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is based on the life of Tanaji Malusare, the 17th Century military leader of Chhatrapati Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire.