Petition in High Court against Rajinikanth and ‘Lingaa’ producer



A criminal original petition was filed on Friday in the Madras High Court seeking a direction to the Commissioner of Police, Greater Chennai city, to register a criminal case against superstar Rajinikanth and the producer of ‘Lingaa’ for allegedly causing a loss of Rs 21 crore to the government exchequer.

R Singaravadivelan, Managing Partner of Marina Pictures, Chennai, filed the petition alleging that by using the influence of Rajinikanth, the film’s producer, Rockling Venkatesh, got exemption from payment of entertainment tax.

He alleged that as per rules, only movies with titles in Tamil and meant for developing Tamil culture was eligible for exemption from entertainment tax.


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