Bhaag Milkha Bhaag team meets Maharashtra minister,seeks tax sops for film

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan Akhtar met Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Published: July 17, 2013 6:05 pm

Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and actor Farhan Akhtar today met Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat and sought tax concession for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag,a biopic on athlete Milkha Singh.

The director and the lead actor reached Vidhan Bhawan in south Mumbai,where the monsoon session of state legislature is underway,and met the minister.

“We informed the government that many more people would be able to watch the film after tax exemption,” Farhan told reporters.

“The minister assured us he would consider our demand positively,” he said.

The Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures production reportedly grossed Rs 32.08 crore net in the first week of its release.

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