Mumbai, January 16, 2020: The film ‘Tanhaji’ will now be tax free in Maharashtra as well. State Government Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat said that the cabinet has agreed to make the film tax free.
Thorat tweeted, ‘In the cabinet meeting held on Wednesday, everyone has agreed to make the film Tanhaji tax free. The Chief Minister will announce it soon.”
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is an Indian Hindi-language biographical period action film starring Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, and Kajol. The film released on 10 January. Directed by Om Raut, the film is set in the 17th century and based on the life of Tanaji Malusare, who was the military leader of Chhatrapati Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire.
Former state chief minister and senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis had also written a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray demanding that the film ‘Tanhaji’ be tax-free in the state.
Leader of Opposition in the assembly Fadnavis wrote in the letter, “The new generation should know the story of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s confidant and brave warrior Tanhaji Malusare. Most people should know how Tanhaji put his life at stake to capture the Kondana Fort. Therefore, this film should be tax free.”