The Uttar Pradesh Government on Monday decided to make ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ tax-free in order to encourage more people in the state to watch this movie. The decision was made when the director of the movie, Kabir Khan met Akhilesh Yadav, the Chief Minister of UP on Monday morning and urged to make the movie tax-free.
The main lead of the film, Salman Khan has also asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to watch the film.
‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, by collecting Rs. 102.60 crores in its opening weekend, is now No.3 among Bollywood’s highest opening weekend grossers behind ‘Happy New Year’ with Rs. 108.86 crores and ‘Dhoom 3’ with Rs. 107.61 crore.
Besides, Akhilesh Yadav also announced new film-making facilities in UP drafted recently by the government. Proposing the idea of setting up two film cities in the state, Yadav said, “While one film city will come up on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, the other will come up at Trans-Ganga Hitech City Scheme in Unnao, neighbouring Lucknow. The film policy of the state has encouraged many producers in the past three years to shoot here.”
“These film cities would be built at a cost of Rs.650 crores and the best modern technology would be available in the state for film production. It would also generate employment opportunities for 9,000 people in the state. UP has made many films tax-free in the past. These include ‘Tevar’, ‘Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho’, ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ and ‘Masaan’,” added the Chief Minister