Tamil actor Vijay who was subject to a recent raid by Chennai Income Tax officials has landed in controversy again. Reportedly the tax officials have released statements claiming that the actor has been evading tax since past five years. According to the statement, Vijay had been paying tax every year but not the full amount. A sum of around 25 crores has been evaded altogether by all the people whose houses were raided.
Reportedly, actresses Nayantara and Samantha Prabhu are also few of the stars whose houses were raided by IT department. A total of 32 places have been simultaneously raided in Tamil Nadu as well as Kerala and Hyderabad. Along with his personal property, the houses of the producers of ‘Puli’ were also raided during this search. Producers of the film are Sibu Thameens and PT Selvakumar. The officials further added that cash amounting to Rs.2 crore and gold worth Rs.2 crore was recovered and that both the actresses have also been evading tax since two years.
This news certainly comes as a shock to all Vijay fans who have always believed in the actor’s truthfulness. No comments have been made by either of the actors whose houses were raided. ‘Puli’ has been subject to lot of hurdles in the past week. After a week-long of controversial raids and what not, the film released yesterday and has been receiving good response. We wonder if this tax evasion news would affect the film in anyway.
‘Puli’ starring Tamil superstar Ilayathalapathy Vijay boasts a star studded cast of veteran Bollywood actress Sridevi, actress Shruti Haasan, Hansika Motwani and Kannada star Sudeep Kiccha. The film also stars actors Prabhu and Nandita Swetha in pivotal roles. Directed by Chimbu Deven, Sibu Thameens and PT Selvakumar have produced ‘Puli’.