The Income-Tax (I-T) officials raided the houses and offices of the
producers, Anil Sunkura, Ram and Gopi Achanta on Monday. It has now
made the makers of Dookudu to produce the proofs for their
claims on the collections of the recently released Telugu film.
According to sources, the above named producers were not in the
city during the raids. It is said that they quizzed the employees
about VAT dues and the overall collections of Dookudu. It
is said that the I-T sleuths have been closely monitoring the
developments related to the Telugu movie collections. They have
also seen the the Box Office reports of Mahesh Babu starrer film.
The sleuths have seized some paper ads and other documents during
Producer Anil Sunkura had recently told media that
Dookudu has collected Rs 101 crore in its 50 day run. In
India, it has raked in Rs 80 crore, which is now under the I-T
scanner. However, if the figure appears to be true, then the movie
bosses have to pay 11 percent of that collections in VAT, which
approximately comes around Rs 8 crore.
Mahesh Babu, Samantha and Prakash Raj starrer Dookudu
was released on September 23 in 1,600 screens, which includes 89
cinema halls in North America.