Director Mansore of ‘Act 1978’, ‘Naaticharami’ and ‘Harivu’ has welcomed the decision of Government to declare 100% tax-free for ‘777 Charlie’, but has also questioned why the film alone?
Earlier, Rakshit Shetty had requested the Chief Minister to waive the tax for ‘777 Charlie’ as the film creates awareness among people on the adoption of stray dogs, ill effects of in-breeding among dogs and violence against animals. Following the directions from Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai, the Finance Department has issued orders to exempt the film from State Goods and Service Tax (SGST) for six months starts from Sunday (June 19).
The team of ‘777 Charlie’ has thanked the Chief Minister for declaring tax-free to the film. Many celebrities have also welcomed the Government’s decision. Mansore though has welcomed the decision, has also questioned the Government’s decision.
‘Declaring 100 percent tax-free is not new and this system started during the period of the then Chief Minister Ramakrishna Hegade. 100 percent tax-free certificate was given to Kannada films, which upheld the values and culture of this land. This system helped many Kannada films and its producers until a few years back when it was revoked and the GST system was introduced. Apart from ‘777 Charlie’, there are many good films based on human values which deserves tax-free. I request you to please grant 100 percent tax-free for films which deserve’ says Mansore.
‘777 Charlie’ stars Rakshit Shetty, Sangeetha Sringeri, Raj B Shetty, Danish Sait, Bobby Simha and others play prominent roles in the film. The film is directed by debutante Kiranraj and produced by Rakshit Shetty and and GS Guptha under the Paramvah Studios.