Following Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, Delhi has become the third state that has exempted Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag from Entertainment tax. This doesn't come as a big surprise to Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, but he is extremely thrilled that more people can watch his film. The director had anticipated tax exemption as it is a biopic on legendary athlete Milkha Singh.
This is Delhi's chance to celebrate the spirit of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit watched the film on the eve of July 23 and immediately granted it exemption from entertainment tax. "Dikshit was visibly moved by the film. She took a call on the tax exemption without hesitation," said a source.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra could barely contain his emotions. "What can I say? First Maharashtra, then Madhya Pradesh and now Delhi has granted Bhaag Milkha Bhaag a tax exemption. I am humbled by the unanimous acceptance of the spirit of Milkha," expressed Mehra.
Different State Governments giving this exemption shows the film's far-reaching inspirational impact. "The film would now be accessible to those middle class Indians who cannot afford the ticket prices at multiplexes. That thought makes me very happy," said the director after Maharashtra's speedy support. The movie released on July 11 this year and is being critically acclaimed by everyone.