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Ahead of its release, the Uttar Pradesh & Rajasthan government declares Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar starrer ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ Tax-Free.

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Ever since the trailer of Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar starrer Saand Ki Aankh was released critics and the audiences have been eagerly waiting for the release of the film. Based on the real-life story of Prakashi Tomar and Chandro Tomar – India’s oldest women sharpshooters, the movie traces their journey and showcases the hurdles they faced in life to become successful.

Not only were the actresses lauded for their makeover, as grandmother’s in their 60s, but they also faced a lot of criticism due to the same reason. Many netizens wondered why seniors actresses like Neena Gupta, Shabana Azmi or Jaya Bachchan were not cast for the older versions of Chandro and Prakashi. It also led to a debate on Bollywood casting age-appropriate actors for older characters on Twitter.

Recently, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan took to his official social media handle and announced that the State Goods and Service Tax (SGST) from Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar starrer Saand Ki Aankh is exempted. Taking to his twitter, the minister wrote, “Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot has approved the proposal to exempt SGST from the screening of the film ‘Sand Ki Aankh’ based on women empowerment and sports on multiplexes and theatres in the state.”

Thanking the Chief Minister for exempting the taxes both the actresses took to their official social media account and shared the tweets. While Taapsee wrote, “Thank you so much, sir, this gives us so much encouragement and strength to keep moving ahead in the direction of empowerment. Your support is extremely valuable in this journey.” And Bhumi wrote, “Thank you so much for your support! We are so touched and humbled by this gesture. This truly means a lot.”

Check out the tweets below:

The Yogi Adityanath government also declared Saand Ki Aankh tax-free in Uttar Pradesh.

We are overwhelmed by the support and love for #SaandKiAankh from the Uttar Pradesh Government! Thank you, Chief Minister Shri @myogiadityanath & Cabinet Minister Shri @ptshrikant, for declaring the film tax-free in the state.

Saand Ki Aankh, set for release on October 25, is directed by Tushar Hiranandani. Others in the cast include Vineet Singh and Prakash Jha.

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