The Assam government on Wednesday announced exemption of entertainment tax on Mary Kom, an upcoming Bollywood movie on the World champion woman boxer from Manipur.
"As the movie revolves around boxer Mary Kom, the pride of the northeast and the country as a whole, we have decided to exempt it from entertainment tax," Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said here.
Based on the life of the Olympic bronze medal winner and five-time World boxing champion, the film is scheduled for release on September 5.
Assam is the third state to have made the film tax-free after Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.
Directed by Omung Kumar, Mary Kom stars Priyanka Chopra in the lead role.