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”.
Vishal is also the president of the Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council.
The report had come immediately after Vishal criticised Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party leader H Raja for watching parts of Vijay-starrer Mersal online. Mersal makes references to the Goods and Services Tax and also features scenes where the actor took a dig at the Centre’s decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes last year. The party’s Tamil Nadu unit had objected to the scenes criticising GST. The producers of the film reportedly offered on Friday to remove scenes that the BJP have considered offensive.