Chennai: Income tax officials, who raided the properties of Tamil superstar Vijay here on September 30, revealed that the actor has been partially evading payment of tax for the last five years.
They also raided the houses of actresses Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nayanthara and producers P T Selva Kumar and Shibu Thameens and financier Ramesh of Vijay's latest Tamil releases Puli.(Also Read: Puli Star Vijay's Home Raided by Income Tax Officials Ahead of Film Release)
"All of them including Vijay have been paying tax but not the full amount. The total tax evaded amount comes to about Rs 25 crore," a source from the income tax department told IANS.
"In our raid, cash amounting to Rs 2 crore and gold worth Rs 2 crore was recovered," he said.
The actresses too have not been paying tax fully for the last two years. A total of over 30 places were raided in Chennai, Cochin and Hyderabad.