Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal declared tax free in Haryana
The exemption has been given keeping in view the promotion of �Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao� programme and promotion of wrestling in the movie, says CM Khattar.
The Aamir Khan-starrer and his latest film, Dangal, has been made tax-free in Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced on Sunday.
The film is based on the life of former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who hails from Haryana, who trained his daughters - Geeta and Babita - in wrestling. The Phogat sisters won India's first medals in female wrestling at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
“The exemption has been given keeping in view the promotion of ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ programme and promotion of wrestling in the movie,” announced Manohar Lal Khattar.
The film has Aamir Khan playing the role of former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat while actresses Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra play the roles of Geeta Kumari Phogat and Babita Kumari Phogat, respectively.
Dangal, has crossed Rs 100 crore mark on the first three day of its release on Friday.
Bollywood trade analyst, Taran Adarsh, tweeted, “#Dangal hits CENTURY… Crosses ₹ 100 cr mark… Sun biz was HUMONGOUS… Smashing RECORDS… Setting new BENCHMARKS…”
“#Dangal Fri 29.78 cr, Sat 34.82 cr, Sun 42.35 cr. Total: ₹ 106.95 cr [incl Tamil and Telugu]. India biz. FANTABULOUS!,” Adarsh added.
Dangal had raked in Rs 34.25 crore on Saturday. On the opening day, far ahead of the expectations, Aamir Khan's latest flick "Dangal", which was released on Friday, set the box office on fire collecting almost Rs. 30 crore.
Last week, Aamir Khan had said he is "always stressed before a release" and claimed to have hidden in a store room on the premises of Yash Raj Studios to battle nervousness. Aamir also confessed to the press that he had begun smoking again. "It's driving me crazy," he had said.