Priyanka Chopra’s upcoming film ‘Mary Kom’ has been declared tax free in the state of Maharashtra. The film is based on the life of boxing champion Mary Kom.
“It is wonderful news. We have a compelling story to tell of a strong, determined woman who has done the nation proud. It is our tribute to all the unsung sports people who give so much to see the Indian flag flying high. If this can act as a catalyst of hope for them, then its something we can all be proud of” Priyanka Chopra said in a statement released to the media.
“We are grateful to Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat and government of Maharashtra for lending their support to the film. This exemption right from release day will allow large segments of society to experience the spirit of magnificent Mary,” Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures (producer) said.
The tax free status of Mary Kom will boost it’s business in the Mumbai circuit. Directed by Omung Kumar, Mary Kom releases in theatres next week.