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‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ made tax-free in Maharashtra

‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ made tax-free in Maharashtra
Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar gestures as he speaks during a news conference a day after his retirement in Mumbai November 17, 2013. Tendulkar will become the first sportsperson to receive a Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, the country's government announced hours after the batting great's 200th and final test ended on Saturday. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

New delhi: The Maharashtra government has decided to waive off the entertainment tax on master blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s biopic ‘Sachin

The state government took this decision to honour the contribution of Tendulkar in the world of sports and to ensure that the film reaches maximum number of people in the theatres.

The docu-drama, which is based on the personal and professional life of the 44-year-old cricketer, has been written and directed by British filmmaker James Erskine.

The flick also reveals few aspects of his life that were never heard before.

The movie, which was simultaneously shot in Hindi, Marathi and English, has also been declared tax-free in Odisha, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka.