Shahrukh Khan’s company Red Chillies Entertainment under survey
The Income Tax department seems to have a new interest, SRK’s production company Red Chillies Entertainment of which wife Gauri Khan is also a director. Red Chillies was started with the aim of producing small budget films but later on the actor went on to produce films like Paheli, Kaal and Main Hoon Na which were big budgeted. Yesterday a survey was being conducted throughout the day and went on into the night at SRK’s Bandra office of the company.
Red Chillies Entertainment has filed income tax returns along with Tax Deducted at Source (TDS). The officials wanted to check and scrutinize if there were any discrepancies in TDS. Commissioner, Tax Deducted at Source, K M Verma said “The survey commenced in the morning and is still on, we are carrying out a survey to find out whether norms related to TDS have been followed by Red Chillies Entertainment.” However he also claimed that the survey was pretty routine. Another source at the Red Chillies company also said “TDS officials had come to check some documents.”
A source also claimed that SRK’s company has been under scrutiny for a while now. SRK has another production company Dreamz unlimited which was a joint venture with actress Juhi Chawla. An official also stated that they could impound anything found valuable in the case when conducting a survey akin to this one. However there was no mention of officials impounding anything from SRK’s offices and the actor was not available for comment on the subject.
SRK’s recent film Don was a hit at the box-office, he has already stated shooting for his next Yash Raj Film Chak De, and will also do Farah Khan’s film Om Shanti Om. He is also likely to star in Dhoom 3 as the negative character; SRK seems extremely keen to back into the thick of things after taking a long hiatus from bollywood for a while. Recently apart from promoting his film Don, he was seen at several other functions.