On Wednesday, the officers of the Income Tax Department interrogated Tamil actor Vijay in Neyveli of Cuddalore district. This interrogation was in association with an alleged tax evasion case linked to AGS Cinemas.
The IT officials inspected the AGS Cinemas’ properties along with the actor’s home in Chennai. In Madurai, film financier Anbu Cheliyan’s house was also examined.
According to the investigations, unaccounted transactions between Anbu Cheliyan and Vijay were discovered, after which the actor’s house in Chennai was raided.
Vijay starrer Bigil was produced by AGS Cinemas.
An officer said, “The AGS group and the financier were under our watch for quite some time with regards to their films.”
The probes have halted the shooting of Vijay’s upcoming film, Master, a Tamil-language action-thriller film written and directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj.
Only hours after this news fired up on social media, Vijay’s fans expressed their support to their ‘Thalapathy’ (commander in Tamil). A new hashtag campaign instantly became the top trend on Twitter India. #WestandwithVijay.
— Nishanth (@nisanth_08) February 5, 2020
It’s Just A General Inquiry…Nothing Big ! #ITRaid Is Common For The Biggie’s when it comes to Vijay it becomes breaking News // Trolls. reason…Jealous , growth & success !!
The truth will prevail ! Remember ,” umbunu .. kambunu … jamnunu …!!”#WeStandWithVIJAY
— Pettaikaran Memes ™ (@PettaikaranMeme) February 5, 2020
Veteran film director, SA Chandrasekhar’s son Vijay evinces political inclinations.
Earlier in October 2017, the BJP and ruling AIDMK had objected to his film Mersal due to some dialogues portraying “untruths” about GST and the center’s Digital India campaign.