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Javed Akhtar wants Aamir's 'Dangal' to be tax free

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

It is not only Aamir Khan, ace lyricist and screenwriter too feels the former's upcoming film 'Dangal' deserves to be free.

The 71-year-old poet took to his Twitter handle to share his thoughts, "With out beating the pulpit DANGAL is s film about women's empowerment, love for sports and national pride. Deserves to be free."

Reportedly, the makers of the film will apply for exemption for the forthcoming film.

The biopic portrays the 51-year-old actor as Mahavir Singh Phogat, father of wrestler Geeta Phogat, who won India's first ever gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in 2010. It also shows the journey and struggle of Geeta and her sister Babita.

Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, the film also stars Sakshi Tanwar, Rajkumar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra and is to release on December 23.

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First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 10:39 IST