South superstar Vijay aka Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar’s plea to import his swanky car, Rolls Royce Ghost from England, that was filed in 2012 has now been dismissed by the Madras High Court on Tuesday. Reportedly, the court has imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the star for challenging entry tax on his lavish car. According to a report in Republic, the car that was purchased in 2013 for over Rs 8 crore was attracting entry tax of approx Rs 1.6 crore which the actor had reportedly challenged.
In another report in The News Minute, the Master actor had paid import duty on his Rolls Royce Ghost. Now, Subramaniam has stated that since the actor enjoys a huge fan base and people look up to him as a real hero, they should behave like one instead of reel heroes. The portal carried Madras HC Justice S M Subramaniam statement which read, “The petitioner/ actor has large-scale fan groups those fans are seeing the actors as real heroes. In the state of Tamil Nadu, Cine Heroes rose as rulers of the state and therefore people are under the impression that they are real heroes. Thus, they are not expected to behave like reel heroes.”
“Tax evasion is to be construed as an antinational habit, attitude and mindset and unconstitutional. These actors are portraying themselves as champions to bring social justice in society. Their pictures are against corrupt activities in the society but they are evading tax and acting in a manner that is not in the provisions of the Statutes,” further added.
Image source: YouTube/ Sony Music South