Lucknow: Amidst row and demonstrations over Aamir Khan-starrer 'pk', the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to exempt the movie from entertainment tax.

A still from 'pk'
A still from 'pk'

"Chief Minister Akilesh Yadav has watched the movie and has directed that such films should be exempted from the entertainment tax," a senior officer said.

The portrayal of Hindu sentiments in the movie has evoked criticism across the state.

Hindu Yuva Vahini activists yesterday burnt the effigy of Aamir and staged a protest against the screening of 'pk' at a cinema hall in Bareilly.

The HYV activists staged a protest before Prasad talkies in Kotwali police station area and also barged inside forcing the cancellation of the show.