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Income Tax officials question Govinda
05th Oct 2003   21.33 IST
By ApunKaChoice Bureau  

Bollywood star Govinda, who was in Bhopal to participate in a cultural event, was quizzed by income tax officials on how much he charged for the show.

According to the sources in the income tax department, the film star was questioned for around 45 minutes in his hotel room on Saturday. He left for Mumbai later in the day.

Govinda had arrived in Bhopal on Friday night to take part in a garba programme on the occasion of the Navrarti festival. He had danced till the wee hours of Saturday.

Tax officials were reportedly informed that the star was paid Rs 20 lakh for the show.

Govinda denied he had charged anything since the person who had organised the function was a "good friend" and the festival was a religious event.

According to sources, the eight-member team of income tax officials wanted to question Govinda at the venue of the function but could not do so due to the big crowd present there.