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Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee Pannu, Vikas Bahl’s Residence Raided By Income Tax Officials

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Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, actress Taapsee Pannu and Vikas Bahl’s residence in Mumbai were raided by the Income Tax officials in Mumbai. On Wednesday, the officials reached their residence and conducted raids.

The searches are being carried out in over 30 locations in Mumbai and Pune, officials said. Some executives of celebrity and talent management company KWAN are also being raided.

The action is part of a tax evasion probe against Phantom Films, which was dissolved in 2018, and its then promoters Kashyap, director-producer Vikramaditya Motwane, producer Vikas Bahl and producer-distributor Madhu Mantena, they said.

Sources said some inter-linked transactions between the entities searched are under the scanner of the department and the raids are aimed at gathering more evidence to further probe tax evasion allegations.

Founded in 2011, Phantom Films produced films such as “Lootera”, “Queen”, “Ugly”, “NH 10”, “Masaan” and “Udta Punjab”.

Kashyap later launched a new production company called Good Bad Films while Motwane launched Andolan Films.

The searches against Mantena are also being carried out in context of his links with KWAN, of which he was a co-promoter.

Pannu, 33, has worked in numerous Hindi, Tamil and Telugu movies.

With PTI inputs


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