'Superstar Rajinikanth was issued a warning by the Madras High Court on Wednesday after he filed a writ petition against the Greater Chennai Corporation’s tax demand of Rs 6.50 lakhs as property tax for his Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam at Kodambakkam in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Justice Anita Sumanth warned his counsel that a penalty will be imposed on the actor for having directly approached the court instead of reaching out to the concerned authorities first. 

Rajinikanth's counsel requested the court to allow him to withdraw his petition in order to avoid being penalised. The judge asked the actor to file a memo before the end of the day for the purpose of recording so that the plea can be dismissed and the relevant formalities adopted. 

Earlier, Rajinikanth in his petition had stated that he had not let out his Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam to anyone from March 24 due to the nationwide lockdown and added that there was no revenue being generated since then. The plea stated that the actor had received a property tax invoice from the Greater Chennai Corporation on September 10 for the payment of Rs 6.50 lakhs as property tax for the period from April till September. 

ANI tweeted, "Actor Rajinikanth moves Madras HC against property tax demand of Rs 6.5 Lakhs, by Greater Chennai Corporation, for his Sri Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam in Chennai. In his petition, he states that he hasn't let out the marriage hall since March 24, so no revenue generated after it." The next tweet read, "Madras High Court Justice Anita Sumanth warns of imposing costs on actor Rajinikanth for rushing to the court against Greater Chennai Corporation's demand of Rs.6.5 lakhs property tax for his Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam. His counsel asks for time to withdraw their case."

On the professional front, Rajinikanth will next be seen in the highly anticipated action family entertainer, Annaatthe, being directed by Siva under the Sun Pictures banner. Around fifty percent of shooting is said to have been completed, with the team yet to decide on resuming production.