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Mardaani: Tax-free in Maharashtra?


Mumbai, Aug. 29 -- After being exempted from entertainment tax in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, Rani Mukerji's recent film - which deals with the topic of human trafficking - may well be on its way to being made tax-free in Maharashtra, too.

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan watched the film on Wednesday (August 27) evening at Famous Studios, Bandra, along with Rani, and officials from the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

After the screening, when the reporters gathered there asked how he liked the film, he said, "...routine cinema se hatkar ek film banayi hai. Aur ye inka Rani Mukerji ka acting bahut hi zyada out of ordinary hai (It's an unusual film, with an extraordinary performance by Rani). Maharasthra has 30 per cent reservation for women in the police force. All the policewomen will get hugely inspired by this performance," he said.

When it was pointed out that the film has been made tax-free in other states, Chavan said, "Jee haan, hum bhi kar rahe hain. Kal shayad isko Maharashtra mein bhi tax-free kiya jayega (Yes, we might be making it tax-free in Maharashtra as well)."