PV Entertainment Desk : Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with its probe into the Panama Papers expose, which showed that several prominent personalities in India had floated companies in tax havens.
Rai was summoned to appear before the Investigating Officer in Delhi on Monday. Sources said she is being questioned over FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management Act) allegations and not money laundering.
Rai was one of several prominent personalities named in The Indian Express-ICIJ 2016 Panama Papers expose. The summons from the ED is the first indication that agencies are actively pursuing the case against the Bachchans who, records indicate, floated an offshore entity, Amic Partners Limited, in the British Virgin Islands in 2005.