After a really long time, a Bollywood movie is making waves. From controversies to applause, from political uproar to glowing reviews, Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files is making quite some noise at the moment.
While the opposition has called the movie propaganda, the government has made it tax-free in several states including Haryana, Tripura, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttrakhand. Maharashtra has also announced to provide special leave for cops to watch the film with their families.
Seeing this, Savita Raj Hiremath, one of the producers of Amitabh Bachchan’s recently released movie Jhund, questions why her film was not made tax-free and what is the criteria for the same.
For the universal, jhund has not only received a positive audience reaction but also had a subject that is “crucial to our country’s growth”.
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Hiremath took to Facebook and wrote that while The Kashmir Files is an important film, Jhund was no less.
“I recently watched Kashmir Files and as the story of Kashmiri Pandits exodus it’s heartbreaking and is a story that needed to be told. It is a good voice for Kashmiri Pandits!
“But as the producer of Jhund, I am perplexed. After all, jhundis also an important film and has a story and a big message that has received tremendous acclaim and word of mouth from the audience,” she said.
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Hiremath further wrote she was curious to know what is the criteria for the government to select a film and exempt it from entertainment tax.
“So I want to find out what’s the criterion on which the government selects a film to support it so strongly by making it tax-free, endorsing it through social media and asking Offices to showcase the film or give a half-day holiday to its employees.
“After all Jhund also has a subject that is so crucial to our country’s growth. Jhund is not just talking about the disparity between caste and economic disparity but also shows a way to make the lower strata of society find their success story,” she added .
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