Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam’s Uri; The Surgical Strike, that is wreaking havoc at the box office has been declared tax-free in Uttar Pradesh. The film has been exempted from the state GST, which means that the audience will not have to pay the state GST however the central GST continues. Out of the total of 18 per cent tax levied on a movie ticket worth Rs 100, the viewers will have to pay only 9 per cent. For a movie ticket costing Rs 100, the audience will pay a tax of only 6 per cent.
Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh announced the news on his social media handle and wrote, “#UriTheSurgicalStrike declared tax-free in Uttar Pradesh... Exempted from state GST. #UP #Uri #TaxFree”
This comes out as good news for the makers of Uri: The Surgical Strike. This move by UP Government will definitely boost the business of the film. In the third week of release, the movie tickets for Uri have been already reduced and now when the SGST has been exempted, the ticket prices are expected to come down further.
Recently, Amul has paid a tribute to Uri’s gigantic success at the box office. The caricature shows actor Vicky Kaushal’s character dressed up in uniform and holding butter bread in one hand. It recreates the iconic dialogue from the movie, ‘Hows The Josh’.