The Telangana government has exempted, from entertainment tax, Telugu movie ‘Rudhramadevi’, which is set to hit the screens on Friday.
Anushka Shetty in the nominal role, Rudhramadevi is the story of a warrior queen from the Kakatiya Dynasty, the historical glimpses of which are still found in Warangal and other Telangana regions.
Gunasekhar, who is directing and producing the film, met with chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who agreed to grant tax rebate for the film in state.
This means that the makers will be exempted from paying 15 per cent Entertainment Tax from the total revenue collected.
The move was hailed by members of the Telugu film industry, including filmmaker SS Rajamouli, who urged the Andhra Pradesh government to follow suit.
“Just heard that Rudhramadevi has been made tax free in Telangana. Fantastic news for Gunasekhar garu, who has been swimming against the current for such a long time to bring this epic. Rudhramadevi is a queen for all Telugu land.
I think even the government of AP should and will exempt this film from tax. All the best to everyone involved in Rudhramadevi,” the Baahubali helmer posted on Twitter.