The Assam government on Wednesday announced the exemption of
entertainment tax on Mary Kom, a new Bollywood movie on the
World Champion woman boxer from Manipur.
Assam is the third state to have made the film tax-free after
Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. The film is directed by Omung Kumar,
Mary Kom stars Priyanka Chopra in the lead.
"As the movie revolves around boxer Mary Kom, the pride of the
northeast and the country as a whole, we have decided to exempt it
from entertainment tax," Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said
Based on the life of the Olympic bronze medal winner and
five-time World Boxing Champion, the film is scheduled for release
Sep 5. The special screening to friends, family and a few media
people has already happened and all of those who have watched the
film have only praises to sing for Priyanka Chopra.
The actress's social networking sites have been bombarded with
compliments and appreciation but what's more special is that the
actress is taking time and responding to a lot of her fans' tweets.