`Neerja`, `Jai Gangajal` tax-free in Madhya Pradesh

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New Delhi, Mar. 10 (ANI): Sonam Kapoor-starrer ‘Neerja’ and Priyanka Chopra-starrer ‘Jai Gangajal’ have been declared tax free by the Madhya Pradesh government on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

According to sources, state finance minister Jayant Malaiya said during the budget discussions that both the movies highlight women empowerment and should reach to maximum people in the state.

Earlier, following the footsteps of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Delhi, Rajasthan too made ‘Neerja’ tax-free.

‘Neerja,’ which was released on 19 February, narrates the story of a Pan Am purser, who was felled by hijackers bullets while saving the passengers during the Pan Am holdup at Karachi airport on September 5 1986.

Prakash Jha’s directorial which was released on 4 March, is a sequel to the 2003 crime film ‘Gangaajal’ and stars Priyanka in the lead role. (ANI)

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