Vidya Balan's upcoming movie 'Begum Jaan' has been announced to be exempted from entertainment tax in Jharkhand.
The announcement was made by Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das.
Since majority of the movies 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. The producer of the movie, Mahesh Bhatt too expressed his joy on social media and thanked CM Das for his immense support.
Delighted to announce that Begum Jaan has been declared tax free in Jharkhand and has also been given a subsidy... https://t.co/xQnWcVs7ycâ€” Srijit Mukherji (@srijitspeaketh) April 9, 2017
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."
'Begum Jaan', also starring Naseeruddin Shah, Gauahar Khan and Pallavi Sharda, hits the screens on April 14.