MUMBAI: The ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ team must be very happy with the response the film has received from the critics as well as the audience. But that does not mean their work is over. In fact, it’s just started.
Depicting the life of an important Indian personality on screen with values of resilience, courage and patriotism, the makers of the film thought this would be a good enough reason for them to ask for a tax exemption for the film.
In this regard, Farhan Akhtar, who played Milkha Singh in the film, and director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra met Maharashtra revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat to discuss about a tax exemption for the film. They met the minister at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai.
Farhan Akhtar, at a press conference, reasoned why he felt a tax exemption was necessary for a film like ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. He gave a couple of reasons. He felt that this would benefit people who usually never go to theaters to watch films due to the cost of tickets.
The actor also revealed that they had received many calls from schools. Farhan said, “We received many calls from schools saying they wanted to take their students to watch the film.” So a tax exemption would help the film, which is a biopic on Milkha Singh’s life, receive better coverage from people who want to watch it.
Now to wait and watch whether the film will receive a tax exemption. Surely the film will benefit from this, if it does happen.