Taapsee Pannu claims 'not so sasti anymore', breaks silence on IT raids by taking a dig at Finance Minister!


The searches at the premises of filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and his partners who launched the now-shuttered production house Phantom Films, and Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu by the Income Tax (IT) department landed them in trouble as the tax agency found "discrepancy and manipulation of income" running into crores. The Income Tax department carried out the searches at 28 locations in Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune on premises linked to Phantom Films, Anurag, Taapsee, Vikas Bahl, Madhu Mantena and some executives of talent management company KWAN and also another talent management company.

Now, Taapsee has reacted to the allegations put against her. Taapsee said that there is no bungalow in her name in Paris, or receipts of 5 crore payment to her. She even said that there was no raid in 2013 on her property either. "3 days of intense search of 3 things primarily 1. The keys of the “alleged” bungalow that I apparently own in Paris. Because summer holidays are around the corner. 2. The “alleged” receipt worth 5 crores to frame n keep for future pitching coz I’ve been refused that money before 3. My memory of 2013 raid that happened with me according to our honourable finance minister P.S- “not so sasti” anymore," she wrote in her tweet. The post script was in reaction to the barb that Kangana Ranaut often uses against her.

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Asked to comment on the raids, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke of the 2013 raids not being an issue and they suddenly become one now.

"Answer it for the hypocrisy or answer it, saying from then this is happening till now, what's the matter (with now)," she said. "In the national interest, do we want to know if there is some evasion happening."

(Source: Twitter)