Thalapthy Vijay is reportedly being questioned by the Income Tax officials in connection with the his previous film Bigil. He was driven away by the sleuths from the sets of his upcoming movie Master.
This comes after the I-T officials carried out searches at 20 locations related to AGS Group that includes AGS Cinemas and AGS Entertainment, which funded Bigil.
According to reports, the Income Tax department have carried out raids at the offices of financier Anbu Chelian's offices. Later, Vijay was picked up from Neyveli, from the sets of Master. The shooting for the day has been cancelled.
Bigil is made with the budget of Rs 180 crore. It is not predicted or estimated budget, but the official figure mentioned by Archana Kalpathi, CEO of AGS Entertainment. Reportedly, the movie had earned close to Rs 200 crore from pre-sales and reportedly minted over Rs 250 crore at the worldwide box office.
The Income Tax department is believed to be investigating the source of the fund and how the money spent of the product. Reportedly, Vijay was paid close to Rs 40 crore, which might have caught the attention of the Income Tax department.
In 2015, Vijay's house was raided by the Income Tax department during the release of his Puli. The Tamil actor had come out clean and stated that he was "religiously paying taxes" every year.
Sources close to actor #Vijay said his movie shooting was disrupted, Income Tax sleuths appeared at his location in Neyveli today sought "help" for information about his remuneration from a recent movie. His camp said there is no case against Vijay so far. @IndianExpress— Arun Janardhanan (@arunjei) February 5, 2020
Meantime, Income Tax sources said actor #Vijay 's premises in Chennai, including his residence at Neelankarai another home at Saligramam, where his parents live, may be searched by Income Tax today for some "documents" related to his bank accounts @IndianExpress— Arun Janardhanan (@arunjei) February 5, 2020