On “Rudhramadevi” the much awaited Tollywood film which is set to hit the silver screens this Friday, the Telangana government has exempted from entertainment tax. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao made the declaration when the film unit approached him on Thursday. Director-producer Gunasekhar, co-producer Neelima Guna and distributor Dil Raju met the Chief Minister and asked for him for entertainment tax exception.
The Chief Minister said as the movie based on Kakatiya dynasty and the life of warrior ruler Rudhrama Devi, highlighting Telangana’s history and society, it will be exempted from tax. Top actress Anushka Shetty had played Rudhrama Devi in what is asserted to be India’s first historical stereoscopic 3D film. The multi-lingual film, which additionally highlights Allu Arjun, Rana Daggubati, Nithya Menen, Krishnamraju and others, is releasing on Friday in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and different states. It is set to hit more than 400 theaters in Telangana alone.
With huge budget of Rs.80 crore, the film was first shot all the while in Telugu and Tamil and later dubbed into Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. It is slated to discharge in both 2D and 3D patterns in more than 160 screens in the United States. ‘Rudhramadevi’ is all the rage of the town as the industry trusts it will be as fruitful as ‘Baahubali’, one of the greatest grosser this year. In the mean time, ‘Baahubali’ director S.S. Rajamouli has spoke to the Andhra Pradesh government to take after Telangana and exempt ‘Rudhramadevi’ from tax. Rajamouli made his tweet as, “Just heard that #Rudhramadevi has been made tax free in Telangana. Fantastic news for Gunasekhar garu who has been swimming against the current for such a long time to bring this epic to film. Rudramadevi is a queen for all Telugu land. I think even the govt of AP should and will exempt this film from tax. All the best to everyone involved in Rudramadevi.”