My name has been misused: Bachchan

Updated - December 02, 2016 10:42 pm IST

Published - April 06, 2016 03:06 am IST - Mumbai:

BANGALORE - 23.01.2010 :  Actor Amitabh Bachchan, during an interaction with THE HINDU, in Bangalore on January 23, 2010.    Photo: K Murali Kumar.

BANGALORE - 23.01.2010 : Actor Amitabh Bachchan, during an interaction with THE HINDU, in Bangalore on January 23, 2010. Photo: K Murali Kumar.

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, in a statement released on Tuesday, denied any connection to the companies which, according to the >‘Panama Papers’ , are registered in his name in foreign ‘tax haven’ countries.

The ‘Panama Papers’, a set of leaked documents of a Panama-based law firm, are reported to contain evidence about Mr. Bachchan as well as his daughter-in-law Aishwarya being linked to companies in the Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands.

“I do not know any of the companies referred to by Indian Express … . I have never been a director of any of the companies. It is possible that my name has been misused,” Mr Bachchan said in his statement on Tuesday.

He added: “I have paid all my taxes including on monies spent by me overseas. Monies that I have remitted overseas have been in compliance with law, including remittances through Liberalised Remittance Scheme.”

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