The Income Tax Department has approached the Madras High Court in a tax evasion case against Oscar Award winner and music composer AR Rahman.
Rahman is alleged to have given a grant of three crore rupees to his own trust, the AR Rahman Trust, or the grant was given to avoid tax. AR Rahman, who usually stays away from controversies, is surrounded by controversy.
Notice has been Issued
The division bench of justices PS Sivagyanam and V Bharti, hearing the petition, issued a notice to Music Composer Rahman. According to Income Tax Department lawyer Dr. Senthil Kumar, signing music composer AR Rahman with England-based Libra Mobile for 3.47 crores was given in 2011-12. Under this contract for 3 years, Rahman had to make a collar tune specifically for the company.
Rahman had asked the company to give money directly to his trust in return for this work.
While according to the rules, this amount was to be received by Rahman himself and only after paying tax on it, he could give that amount to his trust but it was not done.
Feedback shared on Nepotism
Let me tell you that AR Rahman, who has kept himself away from the limelight, is rarely caught in controversies in his long career.
Some time ago he also gave his reaction to the nepotism and movie mafia going on in the Bollywood industry.
Along the lines of this response, he tried to clear the confusion that spread among the people that he does not want to work in the Bollywood industry and does not give much attention to the Bollywood industry.