Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been called by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the 2016 worldwide tax leaks case known as the 'Panama Papers.' The Panama Papers exposed several important people, including Aishwarya Rai. The ED summons is the first sign that the Bachchans' case is being actively pursued by authorities.
The Panama Papers investigation is a massive investigation involving millions of documents that were stolen and exposed to the media in 2016. According to the Panama Papers, the world's wealthy and influential set up offshore accounts or shell corporations to avoid paying taxes.
Suddeutsche Zeitung, a German newspaper, was the first to get the hacked documents. At least 12,000 of the new documents have an Indian connection. On the list, there were businessmen as well as celebrities.
The name of the actress' father-in-law, Amitabh Bachchan, has surfaced in the Panama Papers case, which is also being investigated by the IRS.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's most recent film was 'Fanney Khan,' which was released in 2018. She next appears in Mani Ratnam's grandiose historical fiction drama 'Ponniyin Selvan,' in which she plays a dual part.