The Income Tax Department today conducted searches at the residences and offices of top Telugu film actors and producers, including Anushka and Nagarjuna here.
According to a senior official, the investigations wing of the Department carried out the searches.
Film industry sources said the action was prompted when the department found out about large number of land transactions involving film personalities in Visakhapatnam, the second-largest city in the State after Hyderabad.
“The searches were conducted at the offices and other premises of other film personalities also, including actors Ravi Teja, Anushka, and also at Annapurna Studio owned by Mr. Nagarjuna’s family,” the sources say.
Searches were also carried out at the residences of Shiva Prasad Reddy, who has made several movies with Nagarjuna.
The IT Department seized several documents and cash during the operation, the sources added.