Income Tax raids underway at Taapsee Pannu and Anurag Kashyap’s Mumbai properties
Actress Taapsee Pannu and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap are not only known for the kind of unconventional films they make but also for their political views. The filmmaker and actress duo are known for raising their voice on various social and political issues.
Now according to the ANI report, on Wednesday, the Income Tax department raided the properties of Anurag and Taapsee in Mumbai. Read on to know the details.
The news agency tweeted, “Income Tax raids underway at the properties of film director Anurag Kashyap and actor Taapsee Pannu in Mumbai: Income Tax Department(sic).”
Income Tax raids underway at the properties of film director Anurag Kashyap and actor Taapsee Pannu in Mumbai: Income Tax Department
— ANI (@ANI) March 3, 2021
According to a Hindustan Times report, these raids are in connection with Kashyap’s Phantom Films. Production and distribution company, Phantom Films, was established by Anurag, director Vikramaditya Motwane, Madhu Mantena and Vikas Bahl. However, following the sexual misconduct allegations on Vikas, Phantom films was dissolved in 2018. The same report further stated that the properties of Vikas and Madhu are also under the IT department’s scanner. Whereas apparently, searches are also underway at the properties of Shibhashish Sarkar (CEO Reliance Entertainment), Afsar Zaidi (CEO Exceed), Vijay Subramaniam (CEO Kwan).
Some reports are suggesting that these raids are being conducted on people related to Phantom Films over alleged tax evasion. Taapsee featured in Phantom Films’ production Manmarziyaan that released in 2018.
Meanwhile, it was only recently when Taapsee and Anurag kickstarted the shooting of their upcoming film Doobaara.
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