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Paa exempted from entertainment tax in Gujarat and West Bengal

MUMBAI: The Gujarat and West Bengal government have exempted Paa from entertainment tax with immediate effect.


A three-member committee consisting of Principal Secretary - Finance, Secretary, Youth and Culture and State Information Commissioner of the Modi Government has recommended that Paa be exempted from entertainment tax in the state.


The government‘s decision came after producers AB Corp organised a special screening of the film for the Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the presence of Amitabh Bachchan in Gandhinagar.


Bachchan who had specially come from Mumbai for screening of the movie had appealed to the Chief Minister to exempt it from entertainment tax in the state.


It may be noted that there are hundreds of cinema houses including 22 multiplexes in the state and annual income from the entertainment tax is around Rs 220 million.


According to the West Bengal government the tax exemption in the state will help reduce ticket prices so that the film can reach out to more people.


Till date, Paa has grossed Rs 58 crore worldwide.
 

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