“Dangal” declared tax-free in Madhya Pradesh


The Aamir Khan-starrer “Dangal” has been declared tax-free in Madhya Pradesh and the sports drama’s success has prompted the State Government to announce it will set up an academy to promote wrestling.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made the twin announcements.

  Shivraj Singh Chouhan

The chief minister was talking to reporters after watching the movie with his family members. Appreciating the theme and concept of Aamir Khan’s movie he declared the movie tax free. “The movie based on promoting girl child is excellent. I declare it tax free from today”, said Chouhan after watching the film.

After watching the sports biopic, based on the life of Haryana wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, with his wife Sadhna in a cinema hall, Chouhan tweeted “MP Government has decided to give tax-free status to Aamir Khan’s wrestling based movie ‘Dangal’.

In another tweet, he said, “To promote wrestling an academy will be set up in Madhya Pradesh.”

This is the fourth film to be declared tax-free in the State in recent times.

Other movies to enjoy this status since August 2014 were “Jai Gangaajal”, “Neerja” and “Mardaani”.