Income tax raids are back and this time around the sleuths from IT department have targeted the team of Puli as houses and offices of director Chimbu Deven, producer PT Selvakumar and Ilayathalapathy Vijay are being raided at the moment.
Just when we thought that the amazing pre-release business of
Puli could've triggered the raid which seemed to
have aimed at the Puli team alone, it was later
assimilated that other celebrities like Kalaipuli S Thanu, Nayantara and
also under scanner.
While both residence and office of Kalaipuli S Thanu (producer
and president of Producers Council) were raided, houses of
Samantha, Shruti Haasan and Nayantara (Cochin
residence) were also swooped on, according to a report.
The raid, which has come across as a surprise to many, was held
in 30 locations across places like Chennai, Hyderabad, Cochin and
Though it is not uncommon for IT department to raid the houses
and offices of popular cinema stars, this particular incursion
right before the release of Puli might include
strategies that meets more than the eye.
Check out the slides below for all recent updates on
Puli which is all set to be released worldwide
tomorrow (October 1st).
A Rare Pic
While Nandita Swetha's character in Puli has been
kept under wraps, stills involving her have also faced the same
fate. Here is one rare still of her from the movie.
Sridevi Opens Up
In one of her recent interviews, top actress Sridevi has
revealed that she chose Puli only because the
project and its genre excited her immensely.
Sridevi has also revealed that her character is full of
surprises as she is playing a queen whose mood swings abruptly and
with that her decisions as well.
Shruti Talks About Her Character
Shruti Haasan too has opened up about her character. She has
divulged that she plays a very feminine and gentle girl and that
her character would be hero's love interest in the movie.
According to a report, the pre-release business of Puli
(Tamil, Telugu and Hindi) has exceeded the 100 crore mark. It is
also said that Puli is only the fourth Tamil movie
to have achieved this rare feat after Enthiran, Lingaa and
It's 400 In AP/Nizam
It is said that the big budget movie will be releasing in more
than 400 screens in the Andhra Pradesh and Nizam areas. These
numbers for a Tamil movie is massive in the neighbouring