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5 Bollywood Celebrities Who Have Faced Income Tax Department Raids

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Bollywood Celebrities Income Tax Raid: Bollywood or showbiz is synonymous with money, fame, and power. Hence, it is often under the income tax departments radar.

The residences of several Bollywood personalities getting raided broke out this morning.  Here’s a list of 5 B-Town celebrities who have had IT raids at home in the past:

  • Taapsee Pannu

Just today, the 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. According to reports, the IT department is currently searching for properties of film director Anurag Kashyap and actor Taapsee Pannu in close to 20 locations in the cities of Mumbai and Pune.

  • Ekta Kapoor

Indian television producer and director of Balaji Telefilms limited Ekta Kapoor’s house was raided by the IT officials for suspected tax evasion, just a day before the release of her mega-production Shootout at Wadala. As per reports, nearly 100 officials were on the job, who searched the Kapoor residence and also the Balaji Telefilms Studio.

  • Katrina Kaif

Reports state that popular Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif’s house was also raided by IT officials in 2011 after she failed to provide the IT department with proper tax details. However, the actor denied stacking any unaccounted/black money in her residence.

  • Priyanka Chopra

If reports are to be believed, PC’s house was raided back in January 2011 by the Income Tax department when Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor was present with her. The authorities reportedly found details of hidden income worth Rs 6 crore from Chopra and other possessions worth Rs 1.5 crore from her father, Dr Ashok Chopra, and the actor’s assistant, Chand Mishra, who also came under the scrutiny of the department.

  • Madhuri Dixit

As per reports, the IT raid carried out at Madhuri Dixit’s residence several years ago led to the officials breaking the walls of her house to reportedly discover money stashed in them.