Amitabh Bachchan (Amitabh Bachchan) Recent release of ‘Jhund’ (Jhund) Savita Raj Hiremath, one of the producers of (Savita Raj Hiremath) has said that he is “shocked” why his film was not made tax-free. He added that the film not only saw a positive audience response, but also had a theme that is “important for the development of our country”. Savita’s comment on Vivek Agnihotri’s recently released film ‘The Kashmir Files’ (The Kashmir Files) This comes a few days after it was made tax-free in many states across the country. He has raised many questions regarding the film.
Producer of ‘Jhund’ shocked by not making her film tax free
On Friday, Savita wrote on Facebook that, while The Kashmir Files is an important film, Jhund is no less. “I recently watched Kashmir Files and as the story of exodus of Kashmiri Pandits it is heartbreaking and a story that needs to be told. This is a good voice for Kashmiri Pandits. But as a producer of ‘Jhund’, I am shocked. After all, ‘Jhund’ is also an important film and has a big message in its story which has received tremendous appreciation from the audience.”
‘Jhund’, which released theatrically on March 4 to rave reviews. The film featured Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay Barse, a retired play teacher from Nagpur who pioneered a slum football movement. The film marked the Hindi debut of filmmaker Nagraj Manjule, who is known for the Marathi films ‘Fandry’ and ‘Sairat’.
A week after ‘Jhund’, ‘The Kashmir Files’, based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in the 1990s, opened in cinemas. The film received support from the central government, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and several leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, who praised the film. ‘The Kashmir Files’ featuring Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Joshi was also declared tax-free in states such as Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Karnataka, Tripura and Goa.
Savita said in her note that she was curious to know what are the criteria for the government to select the film and exempt it from entertainment tax. She further added that, “So I want to find out on what criteria the government is making it tax-free, supporting it through social media and allowing offices to screen the film or giving half-day leave to employees. chooses to support it by making it tax-free. After all, there is also a theme in ‘Jhund’ which is very important for the development of our country. ‘Jhund’ is not only talking about equality between caste and economic inequality but also shows a way for the lower strata of the society to find their success story.
‘The Kashmir Files’ has earned 116 crores so far
‘Jhund’ is also produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Raj Hiremath, Gargi Kulkarni, Meenu Arora and Manjule. Where ‘The Kashmir Files’ has earned around ₹116 crore at the box office in eight days. At the same time, ‘Jhund’ has earned more than ₹ 15 crores in just fifteen days since its release.
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