Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan with his ever beautiful daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were summoned in the Panama Papers case by India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED).
ED had ordered both celebrities to provide and submit documents with regards to the allegations probed in reference to the Panama Papers case. They submitted the documents on Tuesday through their representatives, according to Indian media reports.
Not only Amitabh and Aishwarya, but many other Indian industrialists and celebrities were named in the leaked documents.
According to the leaked Panama Papers, Aishwarya Rai and her family members were allegedly part of a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands for at least three years. The company had shortened Aishwarya Rai’s name to A Rai for reasons of security and confidentiality. It was further found upon investigation that the company also changed Aishwarya’s statues in the firm; from director to a shareholder.
As far as superstar Amitabh Bachchan was concerned in reference to the leaked documents, he was appointed the director in at least four offshore shipping companies. However, in the past, Amitabh Bachchan has denied any sort of involvement in the case.
He said that he did not know of Sea Bulk Shipping Company Ltd, Lady Shipping Ltd, Treasure Shipping Ltd, and Tramp Shipping Ltd — the companies in question — and that he was not the Chairman of either company.
The star claim that their names are being misused, where Amitabh said that he had paid all his taxes, including all the money spent by him overseas. He further added that the money he had remitted overseas had been in compliance with the law.