India-Forums

   

'Bhoothnath Returns' now tax free in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to make Amitabh Bachchan's latest Bollywood film "Bhoothnath Returns" tax free across the state, an official said Thursday.

Thursday, May 01, 2014 | 11:02:15 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)
 0 Comments | 1078 Views | Copyright: IANS

bhoothnath returns

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to make Amitabh Bachchan's latest Bollywood film "Bhoothnath Returns" tax free across the state, an official said Thursday.

A decision to waive off tax on the film was taken at the highest level, he added. The film, co-produced by Ravi Chopra and Bhushan Kumar, is currently being shown at 200 places in the state.

With the tax free dole, the government said, it hoped that more and more people will be able to view the film, which promotes voting.

Government Order regarding the tax free decision was released late Wednesday by principal secretary (Entertainment Tax) Biresh Kumar.

In the past few months, Salman Khan-starrer "Jai Ho" and Madhuri Dixit's "Dedh Ishqiya" were made tax free in Uttar Pradesh.

The decision to waive off entertainment tax on these two films, however, had run into controversy as the decision came days after both Madhuri and Salman performed at an event - Saifai Mahotsava at Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's native village. Opposition parties had alleged that the tax dole was in lieu of the star performances at Saifai.

Amitabh shares a good rapport with the Yadav family. Jaya Bachchan, wife of the megastar, is a Samajwadi Party MP in Rajya Sabha and has been chairperson of the Film Bandhu in the previous Mulayam Singh Yadav government.


User Rating Rating(0 Votes)
Share this News on your Social Network.

User Comments & Ratings

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Use Quick Login to comment.
Dear Readers,
  • Please do not use derogatory comments in reply to the stories published on Bollywood, India-Forums.
  • The credibility of the site matter to us, and the comments in bad taste tend to invariably hurt the actors/production house/channel etc.
  • So kindly, refrain from creating an unhealthy atmosphere for all, and keep your comments constructive.
  • Also, please use the Rate It button if you want to just thank the author for posting the story.

RELATED CELEBRITIES

RELATED MOVIES

  • Page 1 of 1

Bollywood Hot N' Happening Articles Index

Salman Scores 300

Views : 3727 | Comments : 0

Public Review Of Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Views : 10132 | Comments : 0

Salman Khan in Indian Idol junior

Views : 5437 | Comments : 0

Public review of Piku

Views : 4145 | Comments : 2

Salman Scores 300

Views : 3727 | Comments : 0

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index