The Bihar government on Monday announced that Hrithik Roshan-starrer Super 30, based on the life of Patna-based Mathematics teacher Anand Kumar, will be tax-free in the state from Tuesday.
The film was released on July 12.
An announcement to this effect was made by Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who also holds the Finance portfolio.
Thanks a lot to CM Nitish Kumar ji and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi ji making ‘Super 30’ tax free. It will help more and more people see the film@iHrithik @RelianceEnt @NGEMovies @Shibasishsarkar #super30 pic.twitter.com/z9qmHUMdOW
— Anand Kumar (@teacheranand) July 15, 2019
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) July 15, 2019
The announcement came a few days after Sushil Modi had gone to a city theatre along with his wife to watch Super 30 on the very day of its release and lavished praise on the biopic, which has been directed by National Award winner Vikas Bahl.
The deputy chief minister was asked by journalists, when he emerged from the cinema hall after enjoying the movie on Friday, as to whether he would consider exempting the biopic from taxes in view of the strong social message it carries.
“We will look into the matter”, he had then replied.
Super 30 is getting rave reviews for the performance of Hrithik Roshan, who appears wearing a dark tan and a rugged beard and speaks in typical Bihari accent in order to resemble Anand Kumar. Kumar runs a successful coaching institute where talented youths from underprivileged backgrounds are provided free of cost tuition for the coveted Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE).
The charitable venture claims to have churned out hundreds of successful IIT aspirants since it was established nearly two decades ago.