Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone's film 'Chhapaak' has been declared tax-free in Rajasthan. The film has been facing the wrath of a certain section of people after Deepika visited the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi to express solidarity with the students who were attacked by a masked mob on January 5.
The decision to declare the film tax-free in Rajasthan was taken on Friday night.
The movie is also tax-free in Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. It is based on the real-life of acid attack survivor Laxmi, who at the age of 15, was attacked allegedly by a spurned lover in 2005.
Ever since Padukone decided to show her solidarity for protesting Jawaharlal Nehru University students following an attack by masked goons inside the campus, the Bollywood actor has been hit with a storm of trolling and criticism. And while the incident has divided opinions within the film fraternity as well with her fans on social media, some of the most stinging comments have come from politicians, many of whom belong to the ruling dispensation.
Union minister Smriti Irani attacking Bollywood star Deepika Padukone for her visit to JNU, said the actor chose to stand next to people who wanted the "destruction of India".
Senior BJP leader of Madhya Pradesh Gopal Bhargav on Thursday created a flutter when he advised Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone to dance in Mumbai, instead of visiting students in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
'Chhapaak' is helmed by director Meghna Gulzar who is known for her outstanding work in blockbuster hit 'Raazi'. It is being co-produced by Deepika and Fox Star Studios.
The film marks Deepika's production debut in Bollywood. The movie is set to hit theatres on January 10, 2020.
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