Lage Raho Munnabhai tax free in Mumbai

MUMBAI: Lage Raho Munnabhai has been exempted from entertainment tax in Maharashtra for a period of six months.


The orders were passed by The Democratic Front government on 28 Septemner for a state-wide exemption. The proposal for exemption was submitted by the producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra on 13 September.


It was forwarded for the screening committee’s approval, which examines movies on criteria set by the government. The examining body (state government appointed screening committee) had seen the movie on 22 September and after the necessary procedure, passed the order. This subject falls under the jurisdiction of revenue minister Narayan Rane.


However, the ticket rates in many of the city’s multiplexes are unlikely to be slashed. The multiplexes have the benefit of government’s tax holiday policy. Multiplexes, which are more than three years old, will offer a 25 per cent cut. Regular single screen theatres will be slashing the ticket rates by 40 per cent.


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