It seems like the makers of the recently released Sonam Kapoor starrer Neerja have an added reason to celebrate. While on one hand the film that released a week back has the audience going gaga over the story, on the other, the film has been receiving a tax free status in various states. In fact after Maharashtra and Gujarat, Neerja has now been declared tax free in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
Tweeting about the same, Akhilesh Yadav the Chief Minister Of Uttar Pradesh posted, “Neerja, the movie will be tax free in UP.” Responding to the tweet the film’s producer Atul Kasbekar immediately took to the social networking platform thanking him saying, “Awesome news! Thank You Hon CM @yadavakhilesh ji”.
Following these tweets, Manish Sisodia the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi posted a tweet saying, “Have ordered to make movie Neerja tax-free. Decison to be implemented with immediate effect. @sonamakapoor #NeerjaBhanot @AzmiShabana”. Later talking about the film Sisodia added, “We are grateful to you for reminding us about the brave #Neerja. Its so inspiring. @AzmiShabana”. Once again responding to the tweets Kasbekar added, “Thank you Sir and many thanks to the Hon CM @ArvindKejriwal for this prompt decision. #Neerja“.
Neerja that released on February 19 is based on the life of flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, who died trying to save the lives of 350-odd passengers on a hijacked Pan Am aircraft in 1986. Directed by Ram Madhvani, the biographical film also stars Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Ravijani, Jim Sarbh and Yogendra Tiku in prominent roles.