IT raids at TN film producers premises

Chennai, Aug 2 (Bureau) Officials of the Income Tax department today conductedraids at several premises of various Tamil film producers, distributors and apopular financier on charges of tax evasion.Reports received here said the raids were being held at the residential andoffice premises of financier-producer Anbuchezhiyan of Gopuram Films,Kalaipuli S Thanu, SR Prabhu of Dream Warrior Pictures among others.

The simultaneous raids, which began this morning, was going on in morethan 40 locations, including in Chennai and Madurai. About 10 locations related to Anbu Chezhiyan, who started off as a financierand now is a producer too, is under the I-T scanner.It may be recalled that in February 2020, the I-T department had seizedunaccounted to the tune of Rs 75 crores from various locations in Chennaiand Madurai belonging to Anbu Chezhiyan.