Released in theaters on March 4 to critical acclaim, “Jhund” starred Bachchan as Vijay Barse, a retired sports teacher from Nagpur who pioneered a slum football movement. The film marked the Hindi debut of filmmaker Nagraj Manjule, known for his critically acclaimed Marathi films “Fandry” and “Sairat”.

Savita Raj Hiremath, one of the producers of megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s “Jhund”, has said she is “bewildered” why her film was not made tax-free, as it not only garnered positive response from the audience, but also had a topic that “is crucial”. for the growth of our country”.

Released in theaters on March 4 to critical acclaim, “Jhund” starred Bachchan as Vijay Barse, a retired sports teacher from Nagpur who pioneered a slum football movement. The film marked the Hindi debut of filmmaker Nagraj Manjule, known for his critically acclaimed Marathi films “Fandry” and “Sairat”.

A week after “Jhund,” filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri’s “The Kashmir Files,” based on Kashmiri Pandits’ exodus from the valley in the 1990s, premiered in theaters.

The film received support from the central government, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Interior Minister Amit Shah and several leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who approved the film.

“The Kashmir Files”, featuring Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Joshi, was also declared tax-exempt in states like Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Karnataka, Tripura and Goa.

On Friday, Hiremath took to Facebook and wrote that while “The Kashmir Files” is an important movie, “Jhund” was no less. “I recently watched ‘Kashmir Files’ and as the story of the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits it is heartbreaking and it is a story that needed to be told. It’s a good voice for Kashmiri Pandits!

“But as a producer of ‘Jhund’ I am perplexed. After all, ‘Jhund’ is also an important film and has a story and a big message that has received huge acclaim and word of mouth from the audience,” she said.

“Jhund” is also produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Raaj Hiremath, Gargee Kulkarni, Meenu Aroraa and Manjule.
Hiremath went on to write that she was curious to know what the criteria are for the government to select a movie and exempt it from entertainment tax.

“So I want to know the criterion by which the government selects a film to support it so strongly by making it tax-exempt, endorsing it through social media, and asking offices to show the film or give its employees a half-day vacation. to give. “After all, ‘Jhund’ also has a subject that is so crucial for the growth of our country. ‘Jhund’ not only talks about the inequality between caste and economic inequality, but also shows a way for the lower strata of society to find their success story,” she added.

While “The Kashmir Files” has clocked in at around Rs 116 cr at the box office, “Jhund” has so far fetched over Rs 15 cr.


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