Actor Thalapathy Vijay: Hero on screen, law-breaker in real world? Know why
Madras High Court on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs 1 Lakh on Actor Thalapathy Vijay, regarding tax exemption.Author : Sneha Mathew
Thalapathy Vijay has always been fascinate by luxury cars and has his own fancy collection. His collection includes a BMW Mini Cooper, Audi A8 and a Rolls- Royce Ghost.On Tuesday, actor Vijay famous for his blockbusters, Mersal and Sarkar was fined Rs 1 lakh for seeking tax exemption on importing Rolls- Royce Ghost worth Rs 6.98-7.95 crore.
Justice SM Subramanian asked Vijay to deposit the money to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Covid-19 Relief Fund.The 47 year old actor filed a writ petition back in 2012 to the Assistant Commissioner, Assessment Circle, Regional Transport office and the Tamil Nadu government to get exemption from paying entry tax for Rolls-Royce Ghost.
The ultra-luxury car was imported from England. Although the actor has payed all the other taxes including the entry tax back in 2012, he still wanted to seek the exemption as the tax was ‘extraordinary’. Justice SM Subramaniam said that the fine must be paid within two weeks to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.
In case the actor failed to make the payment the officials responsible are free to take necessary actions. Subramaniam further added that paying taxes to the government is the duty of a responsible citizen and no exemptions were to be made. Taxes are the source of funds for building and maintaining public property such as railways, schools, and hospitals.
In terms of work, Vijay was last seen on screen in the movie Master. He has been working on his next movie named ‘Beast’ which is said to be releasing later this year. Directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, Vijay will be seen playing a different role, than the traditional roles. Pooja Hegde will be working opposite to Vijay in the film.