Deepika Padukone-Vikrant Massey Starrer ‘Chhapaak’ Declared Tax Free In Two Congress Ruled States

‘Chhapaak’ that features Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey in the lead roles and has been directed by Gulzar’s daughter: Meghna Gulzar has been declared tax free in 2 Congress ruled states.

The film made its box office debut on 10th Jan, 2020. Film received great reviews from the critics. Some time back just before its release date was nearing ‘Chhapaak‘ got into a controversy after its female lead cum producer: Deepika Padukone visited Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in support of protests that were held against attacks on students in JNU campus located in New Delhi.

As both ‘Chhapaak’ box office release date and Deepika’s visit to the protests were very nearby. So many called this is a promotional gimmick and asked people to boycott the film. On the other hand, Deepika received applauds for taking a stand.

Deepika Padukone Vikrant Massey Chhapaak
Deepika Padukone Vikrant Massey Chhapaak

Just a day for ‘Chhapaak’ box office release, 2 states where Congress is in power i.e. Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, the film has been declared tax free.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath made this announcement via a tweet. He wrote,

“दीपिका पादुकोण अभिनीत ऐसिड अटैक सर्वाइवर पर बनी फ़िल्म “छपाक “ जो 10 जनवरी को देश भर के सिनेमाघरों में रिलीज़ हो रही है , को मध्यप्रदेश में टैक्स फ़्री करने की घोषणा करता हूँ। यह फ़िल्म समाज में ऐसिड पीड़ित महिलाओं को लेकर एक सकारात्मक संदेश देने के साथ-साथ उस पीड़ा के साथ आत्मविश्वास , संघर्ष , उम्मीद , और जीने के जज़्बे की कहानी पर आधारित है और ऐसे मामलों में समाज की सोच में बदलाव लाने के संदेश पर आधारित है।”


Have a look at the tweet below:

Talking about Chhapaak’s plot. It is based on the life of Laxmi Agarwal, who was attacked with acid by a 30-year-old man when she was a teen. Deepika is playing Laxmi in the flick.

This won’t be the first time for Bollywood facing heat for having an opinion.


Gaurav Gupta

The best of your writing happens when you write what you feel inside. Always write with a perspective that is unbiased, that way your words will be worth post your existence.
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