An official from the IT department informed the media that “Vijay had taken a huge amount in cash towards salary for his recent blockbuster Bigil” and a warrant had been issued for the same. The publication reported that investigators drove to Vijay’s shoot site, searched his caravan, and explained to the actor why he should accompany them to Chennai.
The searches, which began in as many as 38 locations in Tamil Nadu, are still on, and unaccounted cash of about Rs 77 crore was seized from the premises of Tamil film financier Anbu Chezhiyan, who had faced allegations of intimidation and arm-twisting to recover the money, official sources told PTI.
The IT department has now confirmed that nothing has been seized from the actor’s residence as of now.
A lot of fans have shown disapproval for dragging him out of the shooting spot for the same. As a result, the hashtag #westandwithThalapathy and #westandwithVIJAY have been trending since morning.
— Shabbir Ahmed (@Ahmedshabbir20) February 6, 2020
IT Problems Solved 😇👍 But Still Now #JosephVijay Is The Problem For Many Peoples.. !✋
Nothing Will Change 💯 Dogs Will Bark On Seeing Your Growth 🙂
Rise Above Hate Thalaiva @actorvijay
— Pokkiri Madhan😎 (@Itz_Pokkiri5) February 6, 2020
— ⱽʲ™🅰️l i f ᴹᵃˢᵗᵉʳ🔥 (@VijayAlif5) February 6, 2020
On the professional front, Vijay is currently completing his second schedule of Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Master starring Vijay Sethupathi, Malavika Mohanan, Gowri Kishan and Andrea Jeremiah. Speculations are rife that the actor might finalise director Sudha K Prasad of Irudhi Suttru and Soorarai Pottru fame for his next but no official announcements have been made for now.