Even as the I-T department proceeded raids on Thursday, is alleged to have found proof of cash receipts and tax evasion by actor Taapsee Pannu and her company, director Anurag Kashyap and others during raids carried out on Wednesday. A declaration by the department also spoke of “discrepancies” in deals worth Rs 300 crore which is linked to a now-dissolved production house partly owned by Kashyap.
The department, in a statement, without specifying either Pannu or Kashyap, said, “Evidence of cash receipts by the leading actress amounting to Rs 5 crore has been recovered. Apart from this, non-genuine/bogus expenditure to related concerns by the leading producers/director having tax implications of about Rs 20 crore has been detected. Similar findings have been made in the case of the leading actress also.”
I-T officials questioned Pannu and Kashyap at a hotel in Pune where they were shooting for a movie. I-T bureaucrats said they are investigating Pannu’s endorsement of over two dozen forthcoming projects and the signing amounts she has received.