Dangal is now tax free in Uttar Pradesh!
The plot of the film is based on North India. Previously, Aamir had said during Dangal promotions that,
I think Dangal falls in the line of tax exemption. We will be applying for tax exemption, but I am not someone to decide on that. It will be the decision of each state government. We will try to make it happen before the release, but it is a process. It may or may not happen.
Chances of Dangal getting a tax-free status was much easier, as it already received a U certificate. Also, the film talks about Women Empowerment.
Kulmeet Makkar, chief executive officer, Film and Television Producers Guild of India, had told MidDay,
The different state governments occasionally grant entertainment tax exemption on the basis of the subject of the film, with the objective that it is seen by a large number of people including the audiences from smaller cities.
We hope other state governments also declare Dangal a tax-free film!