After Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, it is Delhi's turn to celebrate the spirit of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
On Tuesday evening, Delhi's Chief Minister Sheila Dixit watched Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and immediately granted the film exemption from entertainment tax.
Says a source, "Ms Dixit was visibly moved by the film. She took a call on the tax exemption without hesitation."
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra could barely contain his emotions. "What can I say? First Maharashtra, then Madhya Pradesh and now Delhi has granted BMB a tax exemption. I am humbled by the unanimous acceptance of the spirit of Milkha."
Adds Farhan Akhtar, "It is very encouraging to know that the positive and inspirational message to be gotten from Milkhaji's life is going to be accessible to many more people."
Farhan says he gets regular requests now from institutions for screenings of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. "There are schools and colleges writing in to me about students viewing Bhaag Milkha Bhaag as an inspirational story. The tax exemption will further enable students to afford tickets to watch the film. My sincerest gratitude to Sheila Dixitji for her support."