MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were summoned by India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the Panama Papers case.
The two celebrities were asked to submit some documents by ED in the Panama Papers case. The actors submitted the documents on Tuesday through their representatives, according to Indian media reports.
A chain of media outlets had leaked more than 11 million documents of Mossack Fonseca (MF), a Panama based law firm, which revealed a global network of offshore companies helping the wealthy hide their assets.
Many Indian industrialists and celebrities, including actors Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, DLF owner K.P. Singh and Vinod Adani (Gautam Adani’s elder brother), were named in the leaked documents.
The leaked documents had revealed that Aishwarya Rai and her family members were allegedly part of a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, a tax haven, for at least three years.
The company shortened Aishwarya Rai’s name to A Rai for reasons of confidentiality. The company also changed Aishwarya’s statues in the firm; from director to a shareholder, the probe reportedly found.
The investigation also claimed that Amitabh Bachchan was appointed the director in at least four offshore shipping companies. Those companies were registered in tax havens — one in the British Virgin Islands and three in the Bahamas in November 1993.