Ahead of its release the Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday, declared an exemption from the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) from Taapsee Pannu-starrer film Thappad.
Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Wednesday shared on Twitter that the film based on domestic violence is exempted from State Goods and Services Tax (SGST).
“The Hindi film ‘Thappad’, to be released from 28 February in Madhya Pradesh, whose screenplay is based on a social message, is exempted from the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST),” the Chief Minister tweeted in Hindi.
मध्यप्रदेश में 28 फरवरी से रिलीज होने वाली हिंदी फिल्म “ थप्पड़ “ को जिसकी पटकथा एक सामाजिक संदेश पर आधारित है , को राज्य वस्तु एवं सेवा कर ( एसजीएसटी )की छूट प्रदान की जाती है।
— Office Of Kamal Nath (@OfficeOfKNath) February 26, 2020
The film, directed by Anubhav Sinha, features Taapsee as the protagonist who refuses to tolerate domestic violence in the name of love and relationships is all set to release on Friday.
‘Thappad’ also stars Ratna Pathak Shah, Manav Kaul, Dia Mirza, Tanvi Azmi, and Ram Kapoor in pivotal roles.
Single-screen cinemas and multiplexes in Madhya Pradesh have been asked not to collect SGST on tickets of the film.
At present, film tickets carry 18 percent GST – SGST and Central Goods and Services Tax at nine per cent each.
Previously, Deepika Padukone’s Chhapaak was declared tax-free in Madhya Pradesh. Chaapaak was based on the life acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal.