Hrithik Roshan's Super 30, however, has been made tax free in Bihar now. Anand Kumar, on whom this biopic is based, and the institute where he prepares his ‘Super 30’ students, are based in Patna. The Bihar government clearly wants to encourage viewership, as the movie highlights the importance of teachers and education in society. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) would be waived off w.e.f from Tuesday.
“Total 18% of GST is imposed on cinemas, including 9% of central GST and 9% of state GST. Bihar government has decided to waive off 9% of state GST on Super 30,” Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi told TOI on Monday. Hrithik Roshan was delighted at the news and tweeted a thank you post.
Check out his tweet here:
Anand Kumar’s Super 30 program was started to help deserving children who were underprivileged, to prepare for entrances of the esteemed engineering institute IIT. His institute that started in 2002, also provides food and accommodation to these kids.
A look at the statistics says that the literacy rate of Bihar stands the lowest in the country at 61.80%, according to the recent census (2011). This may be a good move to influence people via the medium of cinema in a positive way.
Asserting the same, Anand Kumar said, “All the stories from Bihar are about fraud and robbery. This is a story which will bring prestige to Bihar. The world will know that in Bihar, we have people who, despite difficulties reach the top.”
Hrithik’s Super 30 has shown tremendous growth at the box office. The movie on its release day on Friday had closed at a collection of Rs 11.80 crore. However, it slowly picked up the pace and towards the third day, it has already crossed the 50-crore-mark.Read More