Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s ‘Manjhi’ tax-free in Uttarakhand


21st August, 2015 10:13:04 printer

Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s ‘Manjhi’ tax-free in Uttarakhand

DEHRADUN: After Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand has now made Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s latest film “Manjhi ? The Mountain Man” tax-free in the state.


The Ketan Mehta-directed film, which released today, was granted the tax-free status by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat. According to a statement, film specialists met Rawat and requested him to waive off tax on the film.


“Manjhi ? The Mountain Man” is based on the life of Dashrath Manjhi, a poor labourer hailing from Gehlaur village in Gaya district widely known as the Mountain Man.


He had laid a road through the mountain using only hammer and chisel in memory of his wife who passed away without medical treatment as travel to the nearest hospital took a lot of time due to the mountain.


The film sees Nawazuddin in the role of Dashrath Manjhi, while Radhika Apte plays his wife. The film has been made tax free by the Delhi government also.