The raids were conducted following reports that some investment made in Puli is unaccounted for, a source told . The IT sleuths also raided the houses of the producers of Vijay’s forthcoming Tamil film Puli, which releases in cinemas on Thursday. Puli is one of the most-anticipated films of 2015. The bi-lingual film grabbed the eyeballs ever since the first poster and trailer of the film was released.
Sources said a total of 32 places in Chennai, Hyderabad, Madurai and Kochi were raided. Houses, offices and other properties of Vijay, Samantha and Nayantara were raided simultaneously.
The actress Samantha is currently busy in the shooting for her upcoming flick with Suriya for the film ‘24’. Income Tax department officials along with ACB and GHMC teams are riding in actress Samantha house in Pallavaram. While the Film Circle commissioner and others are riding the houses of other 25 celebrity houses.
Sudden attack planned by IT team and currently Kollywood is Oozing sweet with these rides. Income Tax department is checking whether the high profile actress Samantha is paying tax and filing returns properly or not.
Nayantara also came under the radar of IT officials. Houses, offices and other properties of actors Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nayantara were raided simultaneously. The searches were conducted at Nayanthara’s home in Kochi as well as her ancestral home in Thiruvalla in central Kerala besides at Chennai. According to sources, a total of 32 places were raided in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Hyderabad.
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