Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra suffer income tax raids
Top Bollywood actresses Katrina and Priyanka came under the IT scanner for suspected tax invasion. Income Tax officials on Monday sealed around a dozen lockers and seized incriminating documents after raids on the residences and offices of Bollywood personalities, including stars Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra and photographer Atul Kasbekar.
The searches started around 7.30 a.m. simultaneously at 12 sites, at the residences and offices of the two actresses in the western suburbs, including Priyanka’s home in Versova, Andheri west. As the two actresses are endorsing top brands and participating in the major stage shows in India and abroad, it is likely that they are adding to their wealth excessively.
Also raided were the homes of their secretaries, their respective office premises and other locations during the daylong operations, the sources said.
According to official sources, besides Katrina, Priyanka and Kasbekar, the IT officers also raided Priyanka’s business manager Chand Mishra and a staff at Katrina’s office.
The IT action, in which around 70 officers and supervisors were involved, were carried out for suspected tax evasion by the celebrities, the sources said.
The IT department was investigating whether the celebrity trio had paid taxes proportionate to the known income earned by them during the past year and more from various sources.
Source: Real Bollywood