All about Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee Pannu income tax raid: Income tax department carried out multiple raids on properties related to actor Taapsee Pannu, talent agency and producer Madhu Mantena and filmmakers Anurag Kashyap and Vikas Bahl over alleged tax evasion.
Close to 20 locations in the cities of Mumbai and Pune are currently being searched by the IT department, reports NDTV. “Income Tax raids underway at the properties of film director Anurag Kashyap and actor Taapsee Pannu in Mumbai,” IT department told ANI.
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
I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar was quoted saying during a briefing, “The Income Tax department probes someone based on whatever information they get. The issue goes to court later.”
Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee Pannu Income Tax Raid Prompts Criticism
The tax raids at Pannu and Kashyap’s residences have invited criticism from several Maharashtra ministers who claim the personalities are being targeted for their vocal views on Twitter about various social issues.
RJD leader from Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav calling out the government on Twitter, wrote, “They first employed IT, CBI, ED to conduct raids on vocal and upright political rivals for their character assassination. Now Nazi govt is chasing social activists, journalists & artists to threaten them against calling spade a spade.”
Anurag Kashyap and Taapsee Pannu are coincidently working together on a project called Do Baara. In February, Pannu shared the teaser of the new-age thriller, which is based on time travel. The duo had previously worked together on the film Manmarziyaan, also starring Abhishek Bachchan and Vicky Kaushal.
Apart from Do Baara, Pannu will be seen in films like Rashmi Rocket, Looop Lapeta and Shabaash Mithu.
This is a developing story.