Actress Amala Paul has responded to allegations of her trying to evade tax after she recently purchased her luxury car. The statement was out last evening, where she emphasised on how she’s an Indian citizen and that she has a right to own any asset.
Early this week, it was reported that the actress bought a Mercedes S class worth more than Rs 1 crore with a Puducherry registration, allegedly in a bid to evade the registration tax for Kerala and saved Rs 20 lakhs. The car was also registered in the name of an engineering student who has no clue about the registration. The rules specify that the registration should be under the name of a native of Puducherry. A vehicle whose ownership has not been transferred to the rightful owner is not allowed on the streets and the owner is liable to be punished.
However, the Puducherry police told The News Minute that there is no criminality in her actions since she has a rented home in the Union Territory for which she is paying money regularly. She also had a notary who has done the work.
Lashing out at Mathrubhumi, who broke the story, Amala said:
“I am an Indian citizen and assumed that I have every right to work and own any asset through out our nation freely. But now this self proclaimed socio-reformist newspaper, who has somewhere lost the meaning of its own name ‘MOTHERLAND’ and it’s own history, has resorted to play the divisive regionalist propaganda, by making the innocent local readers believe that their state is separate from the nation at large.”
Read full statement here:
— Nikkil (@onlynikil) November 2, 2017
Women In Cinema Collective Gets Formal Registration
The Women in Cinema Collective has formally been registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act. Actress and member of WCC took to social media to share the news, displaying the certificate with the date November 1.
The Women in Cinema Collective started in May this year by a motley group of actors, directors and technicians from the Malayalam film industry. Their aim was to highlight the gender disparity that they face in the industry. The collective also began soon after the abduction and sexual assault of a popular Malayalam actress. Currently, the collective has Manju Warrier, Parvathy, Bhavana, Anjali Menon, Geethu Mohan Das, Vidhu Vincent, Rima Kallingal, Remya Nambeesan, Didi Damodaran, Surabhi Lakshmi and others to pursue the aim of the collective.
The collective also recently met Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, imploring him to address gender disparity and employment conditions in Malayalam cinema for women.
Mersal‘s Telugu Release
Mersal‘s Telugu release, titled Adirindhi, will release on November 9 in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The film has been given a U/A certificate. Directed by Atlee, this film stars Vijay in triple roles and has music by AR Rahman.
D Imman Likely To Compose For Dulquer’s Next
Dulquer Salmaan reportedly has a Tamil-Malayalam bilingual in the pipeline, directed by Jai Singh. According to a MovieCrow report, composer D Imman might be a part of the project. An official statement is expected to be made soon.
Mayhem Outside Mannat
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan celebrated his 52nd birthday yesterday and even went on to greet his fans from his Mannat residence. Thousands flocked to catch a glimpse of the actor, who later shared photos of him taking selfies with the crowd.
A Hindustan Times report states that there was chaos at the time, considering 13 cellphones got stolen. Fans who had come all the way from other parts of the country eventually filed complaints when their phones got stolen. One of the victims was 26-year-old Ankit Sahu, who had come all the way from Chhattisgarh to wish Khan, police said.