The Congress-led Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday announced a three-month exemption from the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) on the upcoming Taapsee Pannu starrer Thappad.
The film, directed by Anubhav Sinha, deals with the issue of domestic violence and also, the film is
receiving positive reviews from both critics and the audience.
The makers were able to pull off a brilliant star-cast. Taapsee was very excited to be part of Thappad that has a huge ensemble cast including, Tanvi Azmi, Manav Kaul, Dia Mirza, Kumud Mishra and Ram Kapoor, among others. In the film, Taapsee Pannu plays an upper-middle class educated woman who is forced to continue in her marital relationship even after her husband slaps her.
The Tax Department has officially announced on Tuesday that Single-screen cinemas and multiplexes
have been asked not to collect State for a period of a three-month exemption on the Goods and Services
Tax (SGST) on the tickets to the upcoming Taapsee Pannu-starrer film “Thappad” in view of its subject
“The film was exempted from SGST in view of its subject and message,” the tax department official said.
Adding extra benefits for the makers of the film.
At the moment, film tickets carry 18 percent GST- SGST and Central Goods and Services Tax at nine per
Also, Deepika Padukone’s “Chhapaak” was declared tax-free in Madhya Pradesh which seems to be a
good initiative was taken by the government for movies based on the empowerment of women.
From the era where women were portrayed as a glamour material rather than what they actually portrayed in society. Taapsee makes the right kind of choices and the stories she picks, be it Pink, Naam Shabana, Mulk, Saand Ki Aankh and now Thappad, she has gained the reputation of a progressive female actor who makes sure that she makes a statement each time with these extremely relevant issues, especially about women and their identity.
Taapsee in an interview shares about herself, “I am happy with my image, I have no issues. It is better to
have an image rather than leave the industry without any identity. I choose in a way that people don’t
forget me once they leave the theatre. They should take me home and that is my criteria for choosing a
film. I am always looking for more, I have to push my envelope from the last year to the next year,” she
Taapsee is that actor who wants to change things even though there is a risk in a male dominated
industry. Taapsee had the biggest challenge to remove the MACHO type off a character from her, in order
to play the role which needed to be a soft and calm type of girl when compared to her previous roles.
One thing is for sure, Thappad will make the audience think and it will reach those who think slapping
someone was a small thing.
Thappad is just a trigger, there are many things that will open up on the character’s relationship and the
many other physical cases a abuse in a relationship.
Written by VKR