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Ideally entertainment industry should be completely tax free: Kajol

Speaking at an event, the actress also said celebrities should stand up and talk about social issues.

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Actress Kajol feels that the entertainment industry should be made tax free, however, she wants to leave the judgment on the government.

During the launch of Hindustan Unilever's Swachh Aadat Swachh Bharat campaign as a brand ambassador on Wednesday, 10 January, in Mumbai, Kajol was asked about her expectation from the Union Budget, which will be presented on 1 February.

"That's a very complicated question which I don't know whether I have the expertise to discuss it. However, if you ask me, I ideally want entertainment industry to be completely tax-free. But, as it is not going to happen in my foreseeable future, I will leave it to the government to do what they see best [sic]," the actress said.

When asked about the 12% tax levied by the government on sanitary napkins, Kajol said the administration would decide what was best and she would refrain from commenting.

"As far as women's sanitary napkins are concerned, there is a tax on milk, rice... So, I think the government will know what's best and how it should be," she said.

Nowadays, many top celebrities are coming forward to lend their support for various social causes and campaigns and Kajol feels that it's a good move.

"I feel people need to stand up and talk about things. As far as celebrities are concerned, I think when I switch on television as a layman then I would definitely listen to what a celebrity is talking about and that is what I feel is the strong point of a celebrity that we easily get recognized and people admire us," she said.

"That's why people sometime listen to what we are saying and that's why I also involved myself in this cause," she added.

Kajol, who was last seen in VIP 2 (2017), will soon be back with a new project with her husband Ajay Devgn's production.