Taapsee breaks silence after IT raids, calls it '3 days of intense search of 3 things'

Her boyfriend Matthias Boe had also tweeted to Kiren Rijiju about the issue

72-Taapsee-Pannu Taapsee Pannu | AFP

On Saturday, actress Taapsee Pannu tweeted for the first time after the Income Tax raids. On March 3, the IT department began raids on Taapsee, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap as well as his partners in connection with the production house Phantom Films that was dissolved in 2018.

Taking to Twitter, she wrote, “3 days of intense search of 3 things primarily. 1. The keys of the “alleged” bungalow that I apparently own in Paris. Because summer holidays are around the corner. 2. The “alleged” receipt worth 5 crores to frame n keep for future pitching coz I’ve been refused that money before 3. My memory of 2013 raid that happened with me according to our honourable finance minister”. She was responding to the Nirmala Sitharaman's statement that the 'very same 3 names were raided in 2013.'

On Friday, Sitharaman had told reporters: “First of all, I am not commenting on any A or B individual. (But) since the names were taken, (I want to say) the very same names were raided in 2013,” the minister said in an interaction with media, adding, it “wasn’t an issue (in 2013). It’s an issue now.”

Taapsee’s boyfriend Mathias Boe had also tweeted in this regard on Friday, addressing Union minister Kiren Rijiju. “Finding myself in a bit of turmoil. Representing Flag of India for the first time as a coach for some great athletes, meanwhile I-T department is raiding Taapsee’s houses back home, putting unnecessary stress on her family, especially her parents. @KirenRijiju please do something,” he had written. In a sharp reply to Mathias, Rijiju told him that the matter is not in their domain, and advised him to focus on his professional duties.