Bhoothnath Returns has struck gold at the Box Office and in Uttar Pradesh it is doing very high business and because of this the Uttar Pradesh Government has decided to make Bhoothnath Returns tax free.
Government Order regarding the tax free decision was released late Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by principal secretary (Entertainment Tax) Biresh Kumar.
A decision to waive off tax on the film was taken at the highest level, Bhoothnath Returns, co-produced by Ravi Chopra and Bhushan Kumar, is currently being shown at two hundred places in the state. With the tax free dole, the government said, it hoped that more and more people will be able to view the film, which promotes voting.
Amitabh Bachchan shares a good rapport with the Yadav family. Jaya Bachchan, wife of the megastar, is a Samajwadi Party MP in Rajya Sabha and has been chairperson of the Film Bandhu in the previous Mulayam Singh Yadav government.
This is not the first time that the Uttar Pradesh Government has done something like this. Salman Khan‘s Jai Ho and Madhuri Dixit‘s Dedh Ishqiya were made tax free in Uttar Pradesh in the past.
However the decision to waive off entertainment tax on Jai Ho and Dedh Ishqiya, had run into controversy as the decision came days after both Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan performed at The Saifai Mahotsava at Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav‘s native village. Opposition parties had alleged that the tax dole was in lieu of the stars performing at The Saifai Mahotsava.
Bhoothnath Returns that stars Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani and Parth Bhalerao was released on April 11, 2014 had boasts of Shah Rukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor in cameo roles.
Meanwhile, Amitabh Bachchan is in Melbourne as Sholay 3D opens The Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne (IFFM).
Team Bhoothnath Returns deserves a huge round of applause.