On 6th August, the Madras High Court directed actor K. Dhanush to pay within 48 hours the balance of ₹30.33 lakh out of ₹60.66 lakh as he is required to pay as Commercial Taxes to the Tax department that too in 2015 towards entry tax for a Rolls Royce Ghost imported by him from The United Kingdom.
Justice S.M. Subramaniam directed while predisposing of a writ petition filed by the actor about 6 years ago looking for tax exemption. Dhanush continued using the car since then after complying with an interim order to pay 50% of the total entry tax demanded from him.
Moreover, after the writ petition was listed for final hearing, within 15 days the judge passed a scathing order in a similar case filed by actor Vijay as well, and Mr. Dhanush's counsel Vijayan Subramanian told the court that his client was willing to pay the tax in full and wants to withdraw the writ petition..
Post recording actor Dhanush’s submission, however, the judge said it was not just the case of two actors only but many other upscale people had been using their imported luxury cars, on roads laid with public money, for years together by virtue of interim orders passed by the court to make just part payment of entry tax.
The judge also said that the State has already suffered massive revenue loss for a considerable number of years. Further, the judge also noticed that litigants must pay their taxes honestly and avoid the practice of filing cases seeking exemption and then suddenly agree to pay the money after many years when they have a fear of image being ruined.
All such malpractice leads to the court being overburdened with cases and not being able to concentrate on genuine litigation. The judge also found that the megastar Mr. Dhanush was guilty of overthrowing the facts since he had not mentioned his profession in the affidavit filed in 2015.
The judge also mentioned that the writ rules of the High Court had always required the litigants to disclose basic details such as their name, age, and profession. The judge also directed that the High Court Registry initiate disciplinary action against court staff who entertains such incomplete affidavits.
Meanwhile, on the professional front, the megastar Dhanush is currently enjoying the success of the blockbuster Tamil movie “Jagame Thandhiram” that was released on Netflix on June 18. The film features Aishwarya Lekshmi and James Cosmo.
However, Dhanush K Raja has Sekhar Kammula’s untitled multilingual project in his pipeline and the movie will be made in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi concurrently. The makers have planned that the movie will go on the floors in August and will also mark his Telugu debut. The film also features Sai Pallavi with Dhanush.
Talking about Bollywood, Dhanush will also be seen in Aanand L Rai’s Atrangi Re. The film features Sara Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar opposite Dhanush K Raja.
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