Banglahant Desk: Oscar-winning music director AR Rahman has been accused of evading a large amount of income tax on behalf of the trust. The Income Tax Department had filed a petition in the Madras High Court against the music director alleging tax evasion. This time the High Court issued notice to AR Rahman in that case.
Complaint against AR Rahman, he signed a contract with Libra Mobile Company of UK in the financial year 2011-12. Instead of composing an exclusive ringtone for their company, Rahman gets Rs 3.46 crore. The Income Tax Department claims that the music director asked him to send the money directly to his trust.
He then went to the tribunal of the Income Tax Department in Chennai after the Income Tax Department sent a notice to Rahman. There, the principal commissioner of the income tax department in Chennai rejected the order and voted in favor of Rahman. The Income Tax Department then filed a petition in the Madras High Court.
According to the lawyer, taxable income can be taken only in one's personal account. It cannot be sent directly to the trust. Because under the Income Tax Act, no income is possible for a charitable trust. Therefore, the money can be sent to the trust after paying taxes. Following the record of the statement of the Income Tax Department, a notice was sent to AR Rahman on behalf of the High Court.
According to the music director's management, the tribunal of the Income Tax Department in Chennai had earlier ruled in their favor. However, it was also informed that all possible cooperation will be provided on their behalf.
A few days ago, AR Rahman came up in the news headlines. The music director claimed that he is acknowledging the voice of a Bollywood gangster. AR Rahman has directed the music for Sushant Singh Rajput's 'Dil Bechara'.
In an interview with Radio Mirchi, he said that when Mukesh Bebra, the director of Dil Bechara, approached him, he said that many people had refused to come to him. Only then can Rahman understand why he is not able to do more work in Hindi films even if he wants to.
In the words of the music director, “I never say good film. But I think a gang is spreading rumors about me due to misunderstanding. ” He added, “I am working on a dark film because a whole gang is against me. They are hurting me. ”