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Unglio par nachana – Central government does this with IT Dept, ED, CBI.
Bheeghi bili banana – Friendly media in front of central government.
Khisiani billi khamba noche – Like Centre gets raids done on those supporting farmers.”
The I-T Department on Wednesday raided the homes and offices of Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap as well as his partners who launched the now shuttered production house Phantom Films.
The searches, part of a tax evasion probe against Phantom Films and carried out across 30 locations in Mumbai and Pune, also covered Reliance Entertainment group CEO Shibhasish Sarkar and some executives of celebrity and talent management companies KWAN and Exceed.
Taapsee Pannu and Anurag Kashyap, both known to be outspoken in their views on a range of issues, are shooting in Pune and are understood to have been questioned by the tax sleuths as part of the preliminary questioning that takes place during raids.
(With inputs from PTI)