'Neerja' declared tax free in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh

Feb 27, 2016 08:22 IST

Delhi and Uttar Pradesh Government on 26 February 2016 announced that actress Sonam Kapoor-starrer Neerja will be tax free in the state.

The movie is based on the life of young flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, who died trying to save the lives of 350-odd passengers on a hijacked Pan Am aircraft in 1986.

Libya backed Abu Nidal Organization's tried to highjack Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan on 5 September 1986 but Bhanot thwarted the hijack attempt by preventing the plane from taking off.

The film, released on 19 February, has already been declared tax-free in Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Written by Saiwyn Quadras and directed by Ram Madhvani, the biographical film also stars Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Ravijani, Jim Sarbh and Yogendra Tiku in prominent roles.

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