Panama leaks: Amitabh Bachchan Aishwarya Rai own offshore companies

02:51 PM | 4 Apr, 2016
Panama leaks: Amitabh Bachchan Aishwarya Rai own offshore companies

New Delhi (Web Desk) – Panama Papers -a 2.6 terabyte confidential leak that comprises of details of shady businesses of global elite families has named and identified at least 500 Indians, including top Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai.

The list includes Bollywood actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Amitabh Bachchan was appointed director in at least four offshore shipping companies set up in 1993 in British Virgin Islands (BVI), Bahamas.

Aishwarya Rai and her family members were registered in 2005 as directors of Amic Partners Limited.

This investigation, in which over 11 million tax documents have been scrutinized by over 100 media groups, comes from an anonymous source through  German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung and was shared globally by the International Consortium of Investigtative Journalists (ICIJ). In India, the organization responsible for the investigation is the Indian Express.

The documents themselves, which identify over 200,000 offshore entities covering almost 40 years, come from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, an organization with offices in more than 35 countries.