'Superstar' Rajinikanth on Thursday issued a statement in regard to the property tax issue for his Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam at Kodambakkam in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Rajinikanth on his Twitter page admitted his mistake at taking a hasty decision of going to the court in regard to the Rs. 6.50 lakhs property tax issue. The actor’s tweet read as follows: "Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam property tax. I should have made an appeal to the Greater Chennai Corporation. This mistake could have been avoided. Experience is a lesson". Check out his tweet below: 

The Madras High Court on Wednesday issued a warning to Rajinikanth after he filed a writ petition against the property tax demand of Rs 6.50 lakhs by the Greater Chennai Corporation for his Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam. Justice Anita Sumanth in a statement warned the actor's counsel and informed him that a fine will be imposed for directly approaching the court and not discussing with the concerned authorities at the Chennai Corporation first. 

In his request, Rajinikanth's counsel asked the court to allow him to withdraw his petition in order to avoid being penalised. The actor was asked by the court to file a memo by the end of Wednesday's business hours for the purpose of recording so that the plea can be dismissed and applicable formalities can henceforth be adopted. 

Rajinikanth in his petition before had cited that he had not let out his Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam to anyone from March 24 due to the nationwide lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic crisis. He added in his plea that there was no revenue being generated since then. In the petition, it was further stated that the Greater Chennai Corporation had sent a property tax invoice of Rs 6.50 lakhs on September 10 for the period from April till September. 

News agency ANI had yesterday 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's upcoming film Annaatthe is an action family entertainer and is being directed by Siva under the Sun Pictures banner. The actor will share screen space with Khushbu Sundar, Meena, Keerthy Suresh, Nayanthara, Soori and a host of other notable stars. So far, fifty percent of the film's shoot is said to have been completed, with the team yet to decide on resuming production.