Tamil actors undergo house raids following inconsistent ‘Puli’ investments


By Newsgram Staff Writer

Kochi/Chennai: Southern actors Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nayanthara underwent searches conducted at their residences and offices on Wednesday “following reports that some investment made in ‘Puli‘ is unaccounted for”, sources said.

According to sources, a total of 32 places were raided by authorities in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Hyderabad.

The searches were conducted at Nayanthara’s home in Kochi as well as her ancestral home in Thiruvalla in central Kerala besides at Chennai.

The houses, offices and other properties of the three leading actors were searched simultaneously by Income Tax officials. They also raided the houses of the producers of Vijay’s forthcoming Tamil film ‘Puli‘, which releases on Thursday.

“The raids were conducted following reports that some investment made in ‘Puli‘ is unaccounted for,” a source told IANS.

‘Puli’, a big-budget fantasy drama, is believed to be the most expensive film in the career of superstar Vijay. The film, directed by Chimbu Deven, also stars Sridevi, Hansika Motwani and Shruti Haasan. It is set to hit the screens on October 1.


(With inputs from IANS)