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After Modi, Salman Khan to meet more chief ministers

Dibyojyoti Baksi, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, January 17, 2014
First Published: 11:06 IST(17/1/2014) | Last Updated: 11:38 IST(17/1/2014)

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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