Aamir Khan’s upcoming release ‘Dangal is again in the news for becoming a movie which attained tax exemption in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Akhilesh Yadav led Uttar Pradesh government decided to give tax free status to the movie because of the encouraging story. UP is one of the most important markets with regards to the box office collection as the people love movies and generate a lot of income for the same. The earlier the film gets tax exempted in other states the better it is for the business of the film shows a significant boost in the first weeks of release as these are the most crucial.
More than 60-65% of the business of the film is generated in the first week at box office. The film is due to be released on December 23.
The movie is based on the life of a wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, played by Aamir Khan, who wishes to win gold medal for the country in the international games. His dreams get shattered due to lack of financial support.
After decades when his ambition again rises up when he observed potential in his daughters to wrestle. After that he encourages and trains his daughters to compete in the games and become world class wrestlers against the villagers’ mindset that women cannot be wrestlers.
The film directed by Nitesh Tiwari, also features Sakshi Tanwar, Sana Fatima Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra in key roles.
Aamir Khan in a press conference during the promotions of the movie said 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.” Fortunately the state of UP has granted it a tax free status.
Dangal received a U certificate and therefore is more suited for tax exemption. Generally different state governments grant tax exemption to movies keeping the moral of the story in mind.
The universal certification clearly shows that it will reach the maximum audience. Also the movie talks about empowerment of women in the male dominated sports events.
The people of the country still consider wrestling as only male competent; therefore it will show that women have equal potential as that of men for the sports of wrestling.