Minissha in trouble?

Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba was reportedly detained by the custom officials at the ...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 | 9:46:23 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba was reportedly detained by the custom officials at the Mumbai International Airport on Wednesday! Apparently, the actress had not declared the gold and diamond jewelery that accompanied her. When found, she claimed that the high-valued items did not belong to her. She was said to have been carrying ornaments worth over 50 Lakhs.

When questioned about her non-declaration of the jewelery found in her possession, the lass claimed that she was unaware of the procedure requiring her to declare any accompanying jewelery. Minissha, who walked the prestigious red carpet at Cannes, stated that the valuables were handed over to her by a certain jewelery brand in lieu of promotional purposes at Cannes, hence admitting that the ornaments were not her own.

The actress, who landed at the Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport at Mumbai, from her visit to the Cannes Film Festival, was said to have been questioned for a painstaking 16 hours, after which she was allowed to leave after her official statement was recorded. She is likely to be called in for a second round of interrogation in a couple of days.

Action is yet to be taken against young diva, after a verification of her statement.

Carelessness, ignorance or crime, here's hoping that Minissha can wriggle her way out of this one!

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Posted on: 25 May 2011 at 11:30am
I'm a little bit fed up with all these bollywood and tellywood actors/actresses and the limits they will go to to avoid paying tax.

It is well known in the industry that quite a number of these actors/actresses take their payment in the form of gold and jewellery. It is a fairly common practice in their industry...bcause if they took their payment in cash...they would have to declare it as part of their earnings and pay indian tax on it.

So...I wouldn't be surprised if she converted a chunk of her payment for her Cannes appearance from Chivas Regal into jewellery to avoid paying tax.

What does surprise me is that she thought she could get away with it. a well-known actor...she has traveled to a number of overseas destinations and it boggles the mind that she would not know what she is supposed to declare and not declare.

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Posted on: 25 May 2011 at 1:12am
This is like a week old news!

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Posted on: 25 May 2011 at 1:07am
She's already been cleared, and she clarified that it wasn't anyone's fault, and it was not knowing about the specific Custom laws.

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Posted on: 25 May 2011 at 12:43am
Good morning...

This happened 7 days ago on 18th MAY, you just came to know abt it?

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Posted on: 25 May 2011 at 12:43am
thank for the information ,,,,

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