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Shoojit Sircar wants Pink to be made tax free


The producer of the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer spoke about exemption from entertainment tax at a recent press conference.

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Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar is proud of Pink and wants the film to be exempted from entertainment tax. "We want it to be tax-free," Sircar said at a recent press conference. "People have been asking us to make it tax-free. I think we are on the verge of making it tax-free."

This contemporary youth-centric film conveys a strong, socially relevant message about the choices young women of today make and about respecting those. Narrated in a linear manner, the simply presented film, essentially a court drama, is powerful because of its dialogues and performances.

Sircar, who is known for his content-driven films, says he would make stories only when there is some lesson to be learnt.

"People ask me why don't you do potboilers? But in school, I learnt only one thing – that there has to be some moral to the story. And if there is no moral, there is no point in making a film," he said.

Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Pink stars Amitabh Bachchan in the role of a lawyer. The film also features Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Angad Bedi, Piyush Mishra and Dhritiman Chatterjee in key roles.

Recently, filmmaker Ashoke Pandit said Pink is a "movement" that needs to be made tax-free at theatres.