According to sources, a total of 32 places were raided by authorities in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Hyderabad.

The searches were conducted at Nayanthara's home in Kochi as well as her ancestral home in Thiruvalla in central Kerala and in Chennai.

The houses, offices and other properties of the three leading actors were searched simultaneously by Income Tax officials. They  also raided the houses of the producers of Vijay's forthcoming Tamil film 'Puli', which releases today.

"The raids were conducted following reports that some investment made in 'Puli' is unaccounted for," a source said.

'Puli', a big-budget fantasy drama, is believed to be the most expensive film in the career of superstar Vijay.


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