The movie Samrat Prithviraj, starring Akshay Kumar, is set to hit theatres on June 3rd. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has declared the film tax-free in his state just a day before its premiere. After Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath attended a special screening of Akshay Kumar’s film, the state decided to make it tax-free. On Thursday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath attended Prithviraj’s film screening in Lucknow.
After watching the movie, Yogi Adityanath appreciated it and said, “It is a very good family film about our history and people should watch it with their families.”
“Akshay Kumar has beautifully shown the history of India in his film. This is why I congratulate the team and added “I announce that the movie will be tax-free in the state,” the chief minister said.
Meanwhile, Samrat Prithviraj which is all set to release in theatres countrywide on June 3, is based on the life of legendary warrior king Prithviraj Chauhan, played by Kumar. Manushi Chillar stars in the movie as Princess Sanyogita. The film also stars Sanjay Dutt and Sonu Sood. It is set to release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
According to Akshay, the film is based on the life and daredevilry of the “last Hindu Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan who shed every drop of blood in his body to defend Bharatmata”.