Actor and producer Udhayanidhi Stalin’s recently released Gethu has qualified for tax exemption. The censor board officials had denied the film an exemption certificate, after stating that ‘Gethu’ wasn’t a Tamil word. Udhayanidhi Stalin subsequently filed a case arguing that ‘Gethu’ was a proper Tamil word, and could be found in every Tamil dictionary. The Chennai High Court subsequently ruled in his favour:
— Udhay (@Udhaystalin) February 5, 2016
Thus far, Udhayanidhi’s films had been denied tax exemptions for various political reasons. A case over his last film, Nanbennda, is still pending. Gethu will be Udhayanidhi’s first tax-exempt film. Recently, when actor Siddharth announced that wouldn’t apply for a tax exemption for his film Jil Jung Juk, Udhayanidhi had ridiculed the censor board members.