Entertainment tax relief for Krishna aur Kans

MUMBAI: 3D animated feature film Krishna aur Kans has been declared tax-free in six states including Maharashtra.

Produced by Reliance Animation, the film, which released on Friday, has been declared tax-free in Punjab, Rajasthan, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal.

Other states like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh are also considering the proposal.

"We are thankful to all the state governments for such overwhelming support towards the film for the cause. We want every family in our country to celebrate Janmashtami with ‘Krishna aur Kans‘ and enjoy the adventures and pranks of their favourite Krishna," said Reliance Animation CEO Ashish Kulkarni.

Krishna Aur Kans is the story of Lord Krishna and the brutality of Kans. It highlights Krishna’s birth and his victory over Kans. “We’ve watched many animated films revolving around the Gods in the Hindu mythology but this one takes Hindi 3D animation to a new level,” the CEO observed.

The film has voiceovers by Juhi Chawla, Manoj Bajpayi, Om Puri, Prachi Save, Anupam Kher, A.K. Hangal and Mukesh Khanna.

"Schools across the states have started doing block bookings of the shows for their students. Even corporate, social groups and clubs in various cities across the country have done block bookings for their employees and members. Also, religious organisations have made bulk bookings," Kulkarni said.

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