Malayalam actors Fahadh Faasil and Amala Paul recently found themselves amidst a controversy after the Kerala Road Transportation Authorities found discrepancies in the registration of their vehicles. Officials claimed that the actors had gotten their vehicles in Puducherry using addressed at which they never lived so that they can get registered at Puducherry where the road taxes are lower compared to Kerala. Amala Paul had responded to these reports in the media about their vehicle registrations and said that she has the right to work anywhere in India and similarly has the right to buy a vehicle in any state. However, the Kerala government directed the case to Crime Branch officials after reports started doing rounds in the media and the investigating officials also are said to have found few discrepancies. Anticipating steps by the investigating officials, actor Fahadh Faasil has produced an anticipatory bail from a court in Alappuzha, the place his vehicle is said to have been registered.
Reports in the media were doing rounds that the addresses used by these celebrities were fake and were all either a single storeyed building where the owners claim that they do not know how their address were used for the registration. Besides Fahadh Fasil and Amala Paul, veteran actor and politician Suresh Gopi is also said to have vehicles registered in Puducherry and the crime branch officials are said to have summoned Suresh Gopi in the case. Suresh Gopi is also said to have procured an anticipatory bail in the vehicle registration case.
A month ago, Amala Paul had said that she has every right to buy a car anywhere in India and had issued a statement which read – “I feel I have the right to speak against these unwanted speculations and harassment caused to me and my family, despite paying taxes of more than a crore this year alone. And especially now, even when the respective authorities have found no unlawful act on my part.” Amala Paul and Fahadh Faasil are yet to react to the cases and speak out on the issue. Police officials have now summoned the actors with regards to the case and the actors need to appear in front of the officials in the case to avoid further action.
“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,” she slammed at the media reports.
On the work front, Fahadh Faasil will be seen in the Tamil film ‘Velaikkaran’ which released earlier today marking his debut in Tamil cinema. Directed by Mohan Raja, ‘Velaikkaran’ also stars Sivakarthikeyan and has Fahadh playing the antagonist in the film. Nayanthara will be seen playing the leading lady in ‘Velaikkaran’.
Speaking about Fahadh Faasil, ‘Velaikaran’ director Mohan Raja had recently said, “After Thani Oruvan, I wanted to evolve as a better director and for that, I believed I had to come up with an even superior antagonist. So, instead of creating the character and casting the actor, I wanted to rope in an actor who would inspire me to create such an antagonist. With Fahadh on board, I knew I had the best and my challenge was to give him a role that would feed off of his thirst as a performer. It motivated me to create something great and after watching the output, I believe I am on the right track.”