Actress Vidya Balan’s latest suspense thriller Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh has been declared tax free in Uttar Pradesh.
“In the past two weeks we’ve actually had people tell us that this film deserves to be made tax free so that more and more families can watch it. I’m so thrilled to know that Kahaani 2 has been made tax free in Uttar Pradesh,” Vidya, who plays the title role in the film, said in a statement.
Jointly produced by Kushal Kantilal Gada, Dhaval Jayantilal Gada, Akshay Jayantilal Gada and Sujoy Ghosh, Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh, which also stars Arjun Rampal, talks about the sensitive issue of child abuse.
“We are extremely delighted with the UP government’s decision on making Kahaani 2 tax-free. I’m glad they took notice of the sensitive and core issue of child abuse that we tried to bring out to the audiences,” Jayantilal Gada (Pen) added.
Earlier in an interview, Vidya Balan revealed how she now understands children better. In the film, on one hand, Vidya is shown as a helpless mother looking for her kidnapped daughter, and on the other hand, she is projected as Durga Rani Singh, a woman on the run for kidnapping and murdering.
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“If I had played this character when I was 25 or 26 years old then there wouldn’t have been the relatability factor. But over the years I have begun to enjoy with children, I get along with them, I bond well with them. I love children. My sister has twins, a boy and a girl, they are five years old. This does tickle the maternal bond,” Vidya said.
Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh is the second installment of the 2012 suspense thriller franchise Kahaani, directed by Ghosh.