One happening has just changed the total excitement of fans. Just a day before the release of this highly hyped fantasy flick, Income Tax department has given the biggest punch. That’s making producers and distributors sweat it out with tension.
Today morning, residences of hero Vijay in Chennai, Madurai and Cochin are raided by IT sleuths in the wake of big budgeted “Puli” releasing. As the makers of the film have spread news that the film wrapped a near 100 crore rupees business including all areas of Tamilnadu, Income Tax officials laid special focus on them. Both Vijay and his producers houses are raided simultaneously. These raids haven’t stopped as by the afternoon, residences of some prominent distributors who are releasing the film are kept under the noose. There is no way IT officials will cut loose until some other distributors’ offices and residences are raided till late night today.
Already few theatres in Tamilnadu, especially in top tier cities like Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore have cancelled the early morning 5 am and 8 am shows, and also started refunding the money. That has worried Vijay fans and the position of morning 11 am shows will be known only late tonight. While there is no clarity on Telugu and Hindi versions here Puli Telugu premieres in US are cancelled as they sent Tamil drives instead of Telugu and Tamil premieres are very much on schedule.