Saturday, January 16, 2010

Amitabh Bachchan’s Paa Hindi is maid tax free in Gujarat

January 6, 2009 Amitabh Bachchan visited Gujarat and met with the Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi. During their meeting, Amitabh Bachchan requested Narendra Modi to make “Paa” tax free. In exchange, Amitabh Bachchan promised to become a brand ambassador for Gujarat. The notification of tax exemption came on January 8, 2009 and came into affect from January 9, 2009. Narendra Modi in his official blog wrote-

“I met Amitaji earlier but this was the first instinct up being with him at leisure. You must guess how much it must have touched my heart, knowing that he loves Gujarat so much”. Amitabh Bachchan’s Paa tells the story of 13 years old boy named Auro (played by Amitabh Bachchan) who is suffering from a rare genetic defect that causes accelerated aging. In the movie, Amitabh Bachchan’s son Abhishek Bachchan played the character of Auro’s father Amol Arte and Vidya Balan played the role of Auro’s mother. Here is a video clip of Amitabh Bachchan and Narendra Modi getting together.