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After Modi, Salman Khan to meet more chief ministers

  • Dibyojyoti Baksi, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Jan 17, 2014 11:38 IST
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    Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi with Bollywood actor Salman Khan during the Uttarayan Festival in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)

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    Salman Khan and Daisy Shah promote Jai Ho during the Uttarayan Festival in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. (PTI Photo) 

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    Salman Khan speaks to the media, as Gujarat state chief minister Narendra Modi stands by him during a kite festival Uttarayan in Ahmadabad on Tuesday, ...

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    Salman Khan flies a kite as Gujarat CM Narendra Modi watches during a kite flying festival in Ahmedabad . (Reuters Photo)

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    Actors Daisy Shah and Salman Khan interact with reporters during a promotional event for Jai Ho. (AFP Photo)

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    Jai Ho co-stars Daisy Shah and Salman Khan pose for a photograph while holding a kite bearing the name of their Jai Ho during a ...

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    Daisy Shah talks to media during a promotional event for Jai Ho at a kite festival on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on January 14, 2014. ...

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    Daisy Shah looks up while talking to media during a promotional event for the film 'Jai Ho' at a kite festival on the outskirts of ...

Salman Khan recently made headlines when he met Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and celebrated Makar Sankranti with him. Modi even tweeted a picture of himself with the star. Now Salman plans to meet other state leaders too. The actor, apparently, wants tax rebates for his upcoming film.

A source close to Salman reveals that he will be meeting CMs of every state that he is visiting to promote his next release.

“The film has a message of helping people in need. If it is tax-free, this message can reach the masses. The ticket prices will be lower than usual, which will encourage more people to watch the film. Salman will reach out to the CMs of every state he visits for the film’s promotional activities to request the tax break,” says the source.

So far, the actor has visited Ahmedabad, and will be going to Delhi and Lucknow soon.

When contacted, Salman confirms this development, saying, “I want to reach out to the chief ministers of various states and request them to make Jai Ho tax-free so that more people can watch the film.”

 

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