New Delhi: Delhi and UP government today declared actress Sonam Kapoor-starrer Neerja tax-free. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds finance portfolio, said that the decision will be implemented with immediate effect.
Sonam Kapoor.Screen grab from an interview with Firstpost
"Have ordered to make the movie 'Neerja' tax-free. The decision to be implemented with immediate effect," Sisodia tweeted.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav too took to Twitter to make the announcement. "'Neerja,' the movie will be tax-free in UP," he wrote.
The movie is based on the life of young flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, who died trying to save the lives of 350-odd passengers on a hijacked Pan Am aircraft in 1986.
The film, which released on February 19, has already been declared tax-free in Gujarat and Maharashtra. Directed by Ram Madhvani, the biographical film also stars Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Ravijani, Jim Sarbh and Yogendra Tiku in prominent roles.