The Income Tax officials on Thursday (January 3) raided Sandalwood stars’ residence. The list includes actors Yash, Sudeep, Shivarajkumar, Puneeth Rajkumar, and KGF producer Vijay Kirgandur among others. The raid took place at around 8 am and in no time, pictures of the six started surfacing on the internet. Though the main reason has not been revealed yet, reports suggest that it is because of the accumulation of black money in the Kannada film industry.
Latest reports suggest that interrogation is currently taking place at Shivrajkumar’s residence in Manyata Tech Park. Around 25 sandalwood stars have reportedly been targeted in today’s raid. Yash, Puneeth Rajkumar, Shivarajkumar, Sudeep and Vijay Kirgandur are yet to give a statement on the same since interrogation is still going on.
The most shocking part of this incident is that the raid has taken place after KGF’s big Box Office success. Reports suggest that the film has minted Rs 154 crore worldwide, within two weeks of its release. Yash starrer KGF has also become the biggest Kannada grosser of all-time. The I-T officials are currently digging into assets of actor-producer Rockline Venkatesh. This raid is being considered as the biggest raid in the Kannada film industry till date.