Uttar Pradesh government today decided to make internationally acclaimed Neeraj Ghaywan's 'Masaan' and Muzaffar Ali's 'Jaanisar' tax free in the state.

'Masaan' and 'Jaanisar'
'Masaan' and 'Jaanisar'. Pics/Santa Banta

The state cabinet meeting presided over by the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav decided to make both these films tax free, an official spokesman said.

The producers of 'Masaan' had apprised the government that the entire film has been shot in Varanasi and it has won two prestigious awards.

Similarly, the producer of "Jaanisar" informed the government that it has been shot in the state and has local artists working in it, the spokesman said, adding that made in the backdrop of 1857 freedom struggle, the movie depicts the culture of Avadh and encourages communal amity and peace.

Earlier last month, the government had made 'Miss Tanakpur Hazir Ho', 'Ishq ke Parindey' and 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' tax free.