Actor Thalapathy Vijay got into a controversy recently when the Madras High Court fined the actor for a petition made in 2012. The actor purchased a luxury Rolls Royce Ghost from London in 2012 and was required to pay 20% of the purchase price as the import tax. He filed a petition for tax exemption the same year.

The actor was fined Rs1 lakh for putting up the petition despite having paid the tax eight years ago. The court ordered the actor to pay the fine as a contribution to the Corona Relief Fund initiated by the Chief Minister.

During the verdict, Justice S.M. Subramaniam stressed that movie heroes should act just in real life too. He further added that it's unacceptable to portray roles that fight for social justice in movies but avoid paying tax in reality. He also criticised Vijay for not revealing his profession in the petition.

Vijay's fans are furious with the judge's comment. Many argue that it's the right of every citizen to file a tax exemption case, and criticizing Vijay for filing the petition was unnecessary.

Following the issue, Thalapathy has now decided to file an appeal to the court.

"We are filing an appeal against some of the points in the order as there is a lot of talk going around that the issue is about tax evasion and is affecting Vijay's name," his lawyer S Kumaresan stated.

Source: Indiaglitz
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