Vidya Balan’s upcoming film “Begum Jaan” has been declared tax-free in Jharkhand by Chief Minister Raghubar Das. Since majority of the movie’s 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.
Delighted to announce that Begum Jaan has been declared tax free in Jharkhand and has also been given a subsidy… https://t.co/xQnWcVs7yc
— Srijit Mukherji (@srijitspeaketh) April 9, 2017
The producer of the movie, Mahesh Bhatt too expressed his joy on social media and thanked CM 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.”
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) April 9, 2017
Apart from Vidya Balan, “Begum Jaan” has one of the biggest and most powerful ensemble cast, with Ila Arun, Gauahar Khan, Pallavi Sharda, Rajit Kapoor, Ashish Vidyarthi, Chunky Pandey, Pitobash, Poonam Rajput, Ridheema Tiwari, Flora Saini, Priyanka Setia, Mishti Chakraborty, Sumit Nijhawan, Rajesh Sharma, Vivek Mushran in pivotal roles and Naseeruddin Shah making a guest appearance.
The film is all set to hit the screens on April 14.