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Akhilesh Yadav makes 'Katiyabaaz' tax free in Uttar Pradesh

Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 4:15pm IST | Place: Lucknow | Agency: PTI

Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday announced exemption of entertainment tax on National-award-winning documentary 'Katiyabaaz', which is based on the problem of power theft in Kanpur.

"The Chief Minister has made the announcement to make 'Katiyabaaz' entertainment tax free and has directed principal secretary, Power, to ask engineers of power department to watch the movie and draw inspiration to stop illegal connections," an official spokesperson said here on Thursday. 'Kanpur ki bijli ka raaz... Katiabaaz' is jointly directed by Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa.

Told through two protagonists — Loha Singh, a 'katiyabaaz' and Ritu Maheshwari, an IAS officer in Kanpur, the documentary features their battle to outsmart each other while the city of Kanpur reels through its biggest power crisis. Recently Rani Mukerji-starrer 'Mardaani' was exempted from entertainment tax by the UP government. 




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