Chennai: Income tax officials on Wednesday raided houses of leading southern actors Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nayantara.
According to sources, a total of 32 places were raided in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Hyderabad.
Houses, offices and other properties of actors Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nayantara were raided simultaneously.
The IT sleuths also raided the houses of the producers of Vijay's forthcoming Tamil film ‘Puli’, which releases in cinemas on Thursday.
"The raids were conducted following reports that some investment made in 'Puli' is unaccounted for," a source said.
‘Puli’, a big-budget fantasy drama, is believed to be the most expensive film in the career of superstar Vijay.