Honourable Chief Minister Sri K Chandrashekhar Rao has
announced that Entertainment Tax (ET) is exempted for the film
Gautamiputra Sathakarni. Actor Balakrishna has met the Chief Minister at
Pragathi Bhavan on Friday and requested that his film Gautamiputra
Sathakarni be exempted from the ET, as it happened to be a historical film.
Responding to Balskrishna’s request, the Chief Minister has instructed the
officials concerned to issue the Orders.
The Chief Minister said that the Telangana State government has
decided to support and encourage films based on the noted historical
personalities. In this context, he recalled the ET exemption was given to an
earlier historical film Rudrama Devi. In future too, this policy will continue,
the CM said.
Thanking the Chief Minister for his generous gesture, Balakrishna
said that the entire shooting of the film was completed in a record number
of 78 days. Besides shooting at Kotilingala in Telangana State, the film has
shot at several historically important locations in the Country. Balakrishna
also invited the Chief Minister to watch the first show of the film, which is to
be released on January 12. Minister Sri Talasani Srinivas Yadav, Producer
of the film Rajeev Reddy and Sri Srinivas, presenter of the film were also