Chhapaak which will release tomorrow, on January 10, made tax-free Chhattisgarh. The film is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.
CM of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel took to Twitter to announce the development.
Check out his tweet:
समाज में महिलाओं के ऊपर तेजाब से हमले करने जैसे जघन्य अपराध को दर्शाती एवं हमारे समाज को जागरूक करती हिंदी फिल्म “छपाक” को सरकार ने छत्तीसगढ़ प्रदेश में टैक्स फ्री करने का निर्णय लिया है।
आप सब भी सपरिवार जाएं, स्वयं जागरूक बनें और समाज को जागरूक करें।
— Bhupesh Baghel (@bhupeshbaghel) January 9, 2020
In 2005, Laxmi was disfigured for life when a man called Nadeem Khan and three others allegedly hurled acid at her in Delhi’s upscale Khan Market.
Chhappak is directed by Meghna Gulzar and is releasing amid a storm of boycott calls from some sections. After Deepika paid a visit to Jawaharlal Nehru University to express solidarity with protesting students earlier this week, social media has been flooded with calls to boycott the actor and her film. A few BJP leaders are also asking ‘Hindus to boycott Deepika Padukone and her movie.