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Now, It's Pay Time

The recent IT raids have sounded the red alert in Bollywood

Now, It's Pay Time
Now, It's Pay Time
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BOLLYWOOD is still reeling from the shock. In what was one of the biggest search-and-seizure operations in recent years, on December 18, 150 income-tax officials swooped down on the residences of leading film personalities like Shah Rukh Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Sunil Shetty, Pooja Bhatt, Kumar Sanu, K.C. Bokadia and director David Dhavan.

The raids created a fair share of turbulence. Shah Rukh Khan's wife was heard screaming at the sleuths as they upset her kitchen. They finally prised out nearly Rs 3 crore from a bedroom. Madhuri Dixit's father was shaken up after his house was ransacked, especially as the actress was out of town. Currency notes found in his water tank were an embarrassment for Kumar Sanu. Karishma Kapoor could not explain the recovery of Rs 5 lakh and jewellery from the false ceiling of one of her seven houses. Actors Ajay Devgan and Sunil Shetty were tightlipped about the couple of crores found in their respective homes.

Soon panic spread to all and sundry. Shootings of leading stars like...

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