Income tax officials target leading Bollywood stars

Homes and offices of two Bollywood actresses have been raided by India's income tax officials in Mumbai. 

Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra were supposed to have "evaded income tax" on earnings from advertisements, overseas assignments and "guest appearances". 

The raids began on Monday morning and they are expected to continue on Tuesday. Kaif and Chopra are amongst the highest paid actresses in Bollywood

Totally 30 tax inspectors were reported to have begun the raids on Monday which sustained till late in the evening. 

The office of a leading Bollywood photographer, Atul Kasbekar, was also raided, income tax officials told the Press Trust of India news agency. 

Reports said, the home of Chopra's secretary was also raided. 

One reporter said that income tax officials had sealed a dozen bank lockers belonging to the three, and collected a number of bank statements, property documents and details of their savings. 

A former Miss World, Priyanka Chopra, 28, made her presentation in Bollywood in 2002 with a film called The Hero. 

Since then she has acted in almost 30 films, and won a number of Bollywood awards. 

Kaif, 26, was a top model before she made her debut in Bollywood with Boom, a film which fail at the box office.

She has since turn into a sought after actress and is one of the busiest stars in the industry these days.
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