Even as Telugu actor Ram Charan Tej-starrer 'Bruce Lee,' was hitting the theatres in a few hours, Income Tax officials raided the houses and offices of the movie's director and producer on Thursday.
According to a report in the Times of India, IT officials raided the house and office of director Srinu Vaitla and producer D V V Danayya besides some of their relatives.
Raids were also conducted on producer and distributor Dil Raju and music director Thaman besides the houses of bigwigs associated with the movie in Hyderabad and Chennai simultaneously.
The movie with a budget of nearly Rs 60 crore is set for release both in AP and Telangana on Friday.
A report in the Deccan Chronicle adds that producer Dil Raju, interestingly bought the Nizam rights for many big films that include â€˜Baahubaliâ€™ and the recently released â€˜Rudhramadeviâ€™.
Earlier this month, raids were conducted by IT officials on the actors of 'Puli', including Vijayâ€™s house at Neelankarai in Chennai, Samantha's houses in Pallavaram and Hyderabad and Nayanthara's houses in Tiruvalla and Thiruvananthapuram.
The theatres screening the movie had to stop the first show, but later resumed the screening of the film after the payment issues were settled.
However, 'Bruce Lee' may not face a problem as it has already cleared its payments and it will hit the screens as per the schedule