Rakhi Sawant, known for her outspoken and forthright viewpoints lashed out at the government for levying 12.36 percent tax on television and film stars, effective from yesterday. Rakhi said that if the government does not withdraw the tax, telly stars like her will not have any choice but to commit suicide.
While superstars like Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan can easily pass off the extra tax levied on them to their respective film/show producers, it is small time TV stars who will have to pay a heavy price. Popular item girl and TV actress Rakhi Sawant is extremely upset with the government's decision and said that it is very unfair to put such a burden on small stars.
TOI quoted Rakhi as saying, "After working for 18 to 20 hours, we get to save nothing! Firstly, heavy EMIs have to be paid for the home and car. Then we have to pay mammoth amounts to maintain our body from tips to toes. If that's not enough, there are salaries of the driver, makeup man and cook to be paid! If I start cooking, how will I go to work! And driving in Mumbai at odd hours is not an easy job, so all these people are a necessity for us and not a luxury."
Rakhi Sawant is furious and went on to add that the government should have kept their unpredictable job in mind before levying such tax. According to Rakhi, only stars like Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan get paid Rs 4 crore per episode! The outspoken lady signed off saying, "After farmers, now stars will commit suicide! And I really mean it because there is no other option left!"
Whow! Trust Rakhi to speak her mind!