Begum Jaan declared tax-free in Jharkhand for promotion of state as film destination

Begum Jaan was shot extensively in Jharkhand, thus promoting the state as a suitable destination for film shooting.

PTI April 10, 2017 12:17:53 IST
Begum Jaan declared tax-free in Jharkhand for promotion of state as film destination

Mumbai: Vidya Balan's upcoming film Begum Jaan has been declared tax-free in Jharkhand by Chief Minister Raghubar Das.

Begum Jaan declared taxfree in Jharkhand for promotion of state as film destination

Vidya Balan in a still from Begum Jaan. Twitter

Since majority of the movies shooting took place in the state, the film set in the pre-Partition era has also been given the subsidy of Rs 2 crore for the promotion of Jharkhand as a suitable film destination.

Director Srijit Mukherji took to Twitter to share the news. "Delighted to announce that Begum Jaan has been declared tax free in Jharkhand and has also been given a subsidy of 2 cr under the Government Policy of Promotion of Jharkhand as a Film Destination," wrote Mukherji.

The co-producer of the movie, Mahesh Bhatt, too expressed his joy on social media and thanked Das for his immense support. Bhatt wrote, "Thank you Jharkhand! Thank you Raghubar Das Ji! Your support to our film Begum Jaan has made a great difference. Thank you! @dasraghubar."

The film, also starring Naseeruddin Shah, Gauahar Khan and Pallavi Sharda, hits the screens on 14 April.

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