Chennai | Actors Vijay, Samantha and Nayanthara are under the income tax scanner. Their homes were raided by IT officials on Wednesday morning. Their offices are also set to be searched thoroughly.
Actor Vijay’s big budget film Puli is set to release on October 1. Reports suggest that the IT raids may be conducted due to alleged tax evasion. According to The Hindu, income tax sources state that some of the investments made in Puli were not explained.
The report adds that income tax officials said the IT raids were conducted at 32 places in southern India, including 26 in Tamil Nadu, according to sources. Similarly, actress Nayanthara’s house in Kochi is also being searched by IT officials. IT officials are currently present at 32 locations in Madurai, Chennai, Cochin and Hyderabad.
The producer of the film was also a target of the raids Another well known South Indian star Nayanthara as well a Samantha were also the targets of the raids. While Nayanthara’s house in Kochi city in Kerala were searched. the sleuths conducted the raids in the premises of Samantha at Hyderabad, the sources said.
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