Breaking: IT Department raids 20 locations of Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee Pannu and Vikas Bahl
Income tax department raids 20 locations of Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee Pannu
The Income Tax Department has raided the house of film director Anurag Kashyap and actress Taapsee Pannu. Apart from these two stars, the income tax department's raid is also going on with some more people associated with Phantom Films. This raid is being conducted by the department in the case of tax evasion. The Income Tax Department has raided 20 locations in Mumbai and Pune, including Anurag Kashyap and Tapsee Pannu.
Apart from this, the locations of Vikas Bahl and Phantom Films co-founder Madhu Mantena Verma have also been raided. Madhu Mantena Verma also runs a talent management company. Phantom Films operated Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena Verma, but the company was dissolved in 2018.Madhu Varma Mantena is best known for the Ghajini movie. He directed the film with Aamir Khan. Apart from this, he has also directed several other Hindi, Telugu and Bangla movies. Anurag Kashyap and Taapsee Pannu are trending on Twitter since the Income Tax Department's raid. Anurag Kashyap has been known for popular films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Black Friday. He has often been speaking on political and social issues as well.
The CEO of Reliance Entertainment was also raided:
Shibhashish Sarkar, CEO of Reliance Entertainment, Officer Zaidi, CEO of Exide Company has also been raided. Apart from this, raids have also been conducted by Vijay Subramanian, CEO of Kwan Celebrity Management Agency. These companies are counted among the celebrity management agencies of Mumbai.
In 2018, Phantom Films was demolished:
Phantom Films was formed by Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, producer Madhu Verma Mantena and Vikas Bahl. Subsequently, in March 2015, Reliance Entertainment bought a 50 per cent stake in the company. Many hit films were made under the banner of Phantom Movies, but the company was finally dissolved in 2018 when Vikas Bahl was accused of sexual harassment.
On the tax raid against Taapsee Pannu and Anurag Kashyap, Information Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the income tax department investigates it based on whatever information it gets. And later the case goes to court
Kashyap and Pannu have often expressed their views on national issues. Recently, Tapsee Pannu criticized the reaction of big film stars after the tweet by pop singer Rihanna, which drew attention to the farmers' movement.
Actress Taapsee Pannu, an outspoken advocate of the farmers' issue, had targeted the government's campaign and said that attention should be paid to strengthening the sentiments. Pannu tweeted, 'If a tweet can shake your unity, a joke can hurt your faith and a show can hurt your religious faith, then you need to reinforce your feelings, not others' To learn about the propaganda.