Income-Tax sleuths questioned actor Vijay over tax evasion on the sets of his upcoming film Master. In addition, they are conducting raids at his properties in Chennai.
On February 5, Income-Tax officials landed on the sets of Master in Neyveli to question actor Vijay over tax evasion. Reportedly, he was questioned in connection with the IT raid that has been taking place since yesterday at the properties of AGS Enterprises.
After raiding AGS Enterprises, the Income-Tax officials are also conducting raids at properties of actor Vijay in Chennai and financier Anbu Cheziyan. During the raid at AGS, actor Vijay’s salary for Bigil has come into the debate after which the actor was questioned.
The raids at Vijay’s residences in Saligramam and Panaiyur have been going on for hours. Reportedly, they took a break for a couple of hours and resumed again on February 6. During the promotions of Bigil, Archana Kalpathi of AGS Entertainments revealed that they had spent Rs 180 crore for the Vijay-starrer.
Financier Anbu Cheziyan’s residence in Madurai is also being raided by the officials. According to the ANI, the Income-Tax officials have confiscated Rs 65 crore from Anbu Chezhiyan’s properties. For the uninitiated, Anbu Chenzhiyan had lent money to AGS Entertainments, who had funded Vijay’s Bigil.
The Income Tax officials are yet to issue any statement regarding the raids at AGS Enterprises, Vijay and Anbu Chezhiyan’s residences and offices.
A few hours after the development, Vijay’s ardent fans trended the hashtag #WestandwithVijay with over thousands of people declaring their support for the actor.
On the work front, Vijay is currently shooting for his upcoming film Master, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. The shooting has come to a halt as Income-Tax officials are questioning actor Vijay in Neyveli where the shooting is progressing.