Mumbai, Aug 30 (): Mary Kom starring national award winner Priyanka Chopra has been declared tax-free in Maharashtra. The film is a biopic based on five-time World Champion boxer M.C. Mary Kom starring Priyanka Chopra and has been produced by filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film directed by Omung Kumar is set to release on September 5.
The biopic on Mary Kom has been in the limelight ever since the first look was launched. The trailer of Mary Kom received an overwhelming response from the industry as well as the general public. The film has received ‘U’ certificate from the censor board and the latest news suggests the film has received tax-free status in Maharashtra.
The news has been confirmed by spokesperson of producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali. He said Mary Kom has been declared tax-free by the government. The biopic is a tribute to the Indian icon, Mary Kom’s life and hence the tax-free status will encourage audiences to recognize and support the spirit of the movie.
Omung Kumar, who is making his directorial debut with the movie, also confirmed the news through sms, while the chief operating officer of the film’s co-producers Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Ajit Andhare thanked the Maharashtra government for the support.
Andhare said Mary Kom celebrates a national hero, who is still contending in games to bring glory to the country (currently she is all set to compete at the Asian Games). He said they were very grateful to the Maharashtra government for showing their great support to the film.
He added the Maharashtra government also supported Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and now this tax-free exemption right from release day would allow large sections of society to experience the spirit of magnificent boxing champion, Mary.
The biopic narrates the journey of Mary Kom who gave up her sporting career when it was at its peak to enjoy the pleasures of motherhood. But after giving birth to two children, she made her comeback in the ring and went on to make history.