Actress Amala Paul was recently in the news regarding the registration of her luxury car on an address in Puducherry she didn’t live in. Reports were doing rounds that actress might have done that to evade taxes since the taxes in a Union Territory are less when compared to Kerala, Tamil Nadu or Karnataka. The actress has, however, lashed out at all these reports and has now spoken out regarding the registration of her vehicles in a detailed statement.
“I am in a state of shock the way an age-old daily publication, formed on nationalist principles by freedom fighters of malabar region, is today digging such shallow ways to raise their circulations and garner public attention. 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,” read an official statement from the actress.
Amala Paul even lashed out at the reports publishing this news and for sensationalising the news. “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,” the statement further read.