Chennai, Sept 30 : Income tax officials on Wednesday raided the residence and office of southern actor Vijay and the producers of his upcoming big budget film "Puli" across three southern states.
Puli is slated for release on Thursday.
The raids were conducted in 32 places of in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Hyderabad following reports that some investment made in the film unaccounted for.
NDTV quoted a senior officer as saying :We received a tip off that so much of black money was pumped for the making of Puli. Its just not about the making of this movie alone. There appears to be tax evasion as well .
Houses, offices and other properties of actors Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nayantara were raided simultaneously.