On Tuesday morning, Income Tax (IT) officers raided the studios and offices of Balaji Telefilms’ head honcho and leading Bollywood producer, Ekta Kapoor. Needless to say, Ekta’s not the only celebrity the IT department has gone after.
We got trade experts and industry insiders to reveal the absurd measures Bollywood personalities have taken to stash money from IT officers.
Trade expert Vinod Mirani says, “Back in the day, IT raids were common. There was a time when Kishore Kumar made officers climb up a tree by telling them he had hidden the money there.”
Senior journalist Bhawana Somaaya says, “Someone once hid money in a pressure cooker and put it on the gas. And one heroine cleverly put money in a tiffin box and sent it to her husband’s office with the domestic staff.”