MS Dhoni: The Untold Story has been declared tax free in Jharkhand even before its release. The film is a biopic on the life of cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Jharkhand was his home state.
The Jharkhand government issued a gazette notification exempting the movie to be exhibited from Entertainment Tax.The decision was taken in public interest to encourage sports in Jharkhand, the notification said.
“The Jharkhand government on Friday waived entertainment tax for the biopic on Dhoni, to be released on 30 September,” the official statement read.
“Dhoni was born in Ranchi and that is where his journey began. We are extremely thrilled and thankful to the Jharkhand government, who are welcoming the film on Dhoni’s life with such open arms,” Vijay Singh, CEO of Fox Star Studios told PTI.
Directed by Neeraj Pandey the biopic stars Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role.