'Mary Kom' declared tax-free in MaharashtraAug 29, 2014 NR
Mumbai, Aug 29: Priyanka Chopra's much-awaited movie "Mary Kom" has been declared tax-free in the state of Maharashtra a week before its scheduled release date. It is a biopic on the five-time World Champion boxer M.C. Mary Kom, and is slated to release on Teacher's Day, Sep 5.
"Yay! #MaryKom declared tax free in Maharashtra a week before release! Amazing!! #Sept5", Priyanka tweeted on Twitter.
Omung Kumar, making his directorial debut with the movie, confirmed the news, while Ajit Andhare, Chief Operating Officer of the film's co-producers Viacom18 Motion Pictures thanked the government of Maharashtra for the support.
“'Mary Kom' celebrates a national hero, who as we speak is still competing to bring laurels to the country (she will be competing at the Asian Games). We are grateful to the government of Maharashtra for lending their support to the film", Andhare said.
"They also supported 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', and now this exemption right from release day will allow large segments of society to experience the spirit of the magnificent Mary”, he added.
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