As news of a raid at Vishal’s office by GST Intelligence Agency took Twitter by storm yesterday, the spokesperson for the actor dismissed the reports on his social media account. While the officials were indeed present at Vishal’s office, it was for a routine inspection and not for a raid as reported by the media. he said. Also, Vishal told Silverscreen, “Raid was a rumour. It was a routine TDS filing.”
The supposed raid took on greater significance as it came just a day after Vishal attacked H Raja for revealing that he watched a pirated version of Mersal. H Raja is a BJP leader from Tamil Nadu, and has been very vocal in his criticism of Vijay and his latest Deepavali release.
Clarification on reports by some news agencies that DGSTI conducted search on premises of Sh. Vishal, President TN Film Producers Council. pic.twitter.com/KGH3K34rjG
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The Directorate General of Goods and Service Tax Intelligence Agency on Monday denied media reports that it had raided Tamil actor Vishal’s production house Vishal Film Factory, PTI reported.
Reports had said earlier a team of the agency began the raids at the premises of the production house in Chennai’s Vadapalani at 2 pm on Monday. The agency said the reports were “factually incorrect and false”.