A picture of Samantha.IB Times India

The house of actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu was raided by income tax officials on Wednesday morning, but her father has denied any tax evasion.

The income tax department conducted raids at some leading south Indian film personalities, including Vijay, Nayanthara, Samantha, Shibu, Selvakumar and Madurai Anbu. After they found inconsistencies in their incomes, the department reportedly raided 35 places in Chennai, Madurai, Cochin, Trivandrum and Hyderabad. 

Reports suggest that Samantha's house was scanned by IT sleuths, but not many details about the raid are available at the moment. The buzz on Twitter is that the her father has denied reports that his daughter has evaded tax. He says that she has paid her taxes correctly.

Ramesh, a PRO and social media strategist for south India films tweeted, "@Samanthaprabhu2 's Father to Media outside her home: 'My daughter has paid her Income Taxes correctly.. We haven't done any Tax evasion.'" 

Samantha is among the most sought after actresses down south. She is one of the highest paid actresses there and reportedly charges more than Rs 1 crore for a movie. She has got six big-ticket Tamil movies such as "10 Endrathukullam", an untitled Velraj project, "Arjun Divya Matrum Karthik", "24", Vijay 59 and "Vada Chennai" and two Telugu movies "Brahmotsavam" and "A... Aa".

The actress has already completed shooting for Vikram's "10 Endrathukullam" and waiting for the release of the movie, which is slated to hit screens on 21 October. She wrapped the shooting for Suriya's "24" on Tuesday. She is expected to resume her next for shooting after a brief break.

On 29 September, Samantha posted a selfie and confirmed news about completing the shooting of the film "24". She tweeted, "And it's a wrap! The best kind of place the best kind of people.And we managed to get some work done in between d fun."