Film director Anurag Kashyap, Actress Taapsee Pannu Face Income Tax Raids.
Income tax authorities today raided properties linked to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and actor Taapsee Pannu in Mumbai for alleged tax evasion. Both are being questioned by Income Tax authorities in Pune.
The discovery took place at 30 locations in Mumbai and Pune, including a talent agency as well as a campus attached to Phantom Films, co-promoted by Anurag Kashyap., producers Vikas Bahl and Madhu Mantena.
The Income Tax Department conducts investigations based on whatever information is received by anyone, said by Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar during the BJP briefing. Later this issue goes to court."
Entertainment and its suporters are also being searched. . Some officials of Kavan Talent Management, which manages actor Deepika Padukone, are being questioned.
Anurag Kashyap and Tapsee Pannu are prominent critics of the government and have raised their voices for various reasons, including farmer protests against central laws. Recently, Ms. Pannu was criticized for showing solidarity by celebrities on behalf of the government, in response to the Post of Rope star Rihanna drawing attention to the farmers' movement. The actor quipped on the pushback and questioned, "a tweet"
Several ministers in Maharashtra conducted tax raids, stating that Mr. Kashyap and Ms. Pannu were being targeted because of their ideas. “The way the raids were conducted in the houses and shops of Anurag Kashyap and Taapsee Pannu is definitely the Enforcement Directorate or the Income-tax against those who take a stand against the government or its policies. Anurag Kashyap and Tapsee Pannu. Maharashtra government policies Raised his voice against the policies of the Modi government.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav called the raid a "blasphemous act" and pulled up the Center. The Bihar politician tweeted, "He previously employed IT, CBI, ED to raid outspoken and honest political rivals for abusing his character. Now the Nazi government is chasing social activists, journalists, and artists and Threatened against calling him a hoe. "
Anurag Kashyap was vocal in condemning violence against anti-citizenship protesters in 2019. Last year, he expressed support for actor Riya Chakraborty in the Sushant Singh Rajput case and blamed Bollywood actors for speaking out enough on the matter.
Phantom Films was dissolved in 2018 after Vikas Bahl was named in an alleged sexual misconduct incident.