Actress Soha Ali Khan’s recent release ‘31st October’ which was based on the 19984 anti-Sikh riots has been declared tax free in Punjab by the state government.
The announcement was made by the makers who are glad over the exemption of entertainment tax.
It is being stated that the reason behind making ‘31st October’ tax free in the state is that Punjab government officials felt the film tells an important story
Writer-producer Harry Sachedva who is elated over Punjab government’s decision, said that he wants the message of his movie to be as widespread as possible.
“I am grateful for the Punjab government to see the merit and the message of the film and exempt from paying entertainment tax. Now people in Punjab can go see the film at a concessional rate”, Harry said.
‘31st October’ revolves around the Sikh genocide that occurred in 1984 post the assassination of the then Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi.
"This is a film that promotes brotherhood as well as educating our young generation about the truth of the 1984 Sikh Genocide, it was important for it to get support from government in addition to the community," Sachdeva added.
Directed by Shivaji Lotan Patil, ‘31st October’ also features Vir Das, Lakhwinder Lakha and Nagesh Bhonsle in key roles.
The movie was released on October 21.
(With IANS Inputs)