Calls for ‘Pink’ to be made tax free in India

Status will reduce ticket prices of the Bollywood film about women’s empowerment

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Filmmaker and social activist Ashoke Pandit says Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s Pink is a “movement” that needs to be made tax-free at theatres.

“No film has done what Pink has done for the women of India. For this very reason, it needs to be tax-free,” Pandit, who is also a member of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), tweeted on Monday.

Pink is not a film but a movement where men are made aware of their boundaries,” he added.

The gritty courtroom drama has been praised by critics as well as members of the film fraternity for subtly and effectively bringing forth the importance of understanding the choices women make and about respecting the same.

The film features Amitabh Bachchan as a lawyer, who fights a case of sexual assault involving three girls, and a boy who belongs to an influential family. Apart from Bachchan, the film also features Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Angad Bedi, Piyush Mishra and Dhritiman Chatterjee in key roles.