Actor Aamir Khan, who in his film ‘Lagaan’ had opposed land tax, has been asked to deposit Rs 817 as rent by the local administration for the agricultural land held by him and his family here.
Sub-Divisional Magistrate Shahabad, Ashok Shukla has directed Aamir and his family members to clear the dues.
A letter in this regard has been given to the caretaker of Aamir’s ancestral house yesterday, the SDM said today
He said Aamir and his family members have ancestral land in Akhtiyaarpur village and the ‘lagaan’ was deposited every year.
Shukla said till September this year, ‘lagaan’ of Rs.118.20 paise on Aamir, Rs.606.00 on his sister Nikhat and Rs.93.75 paise on other family members including Tahir, Raees, Bilkis Mansoor totalling Rs.817.95 paise was not deposited.
The story of the film Lagaan revolves around a small village whose inhabitants, oppressed by high taxes, find themselves in an extraordinary situation as an arrogant British officer challenges them to a game of cricket as a wager to avoid the taxes.