Lucknow, Dec 31: Amidst row and demonstrations over AamirKhan-starrer 'PK', the government of the northern Indian state Uttar Pradesh has decided to exempt the movie from entertainment tax.
"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 here.
The portrayal of Hindu sentiments in the movie has evoked criticism across the state.
Hindu Yuva Vahini activists on Tuesday 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.