Mumbai: Actor Sonu Sood, finally broke his silence on the recent IT raids conducted at his Mumbai residence and offices last week and allegations of tax evasion, stating that “every rupee in his foundation was awaiting its turn to save a life.”
He also took a swipe at the Income Tax department, commenting that he had been “busy attending to guests” for four days.
“You don’t always have to tell your side of the story. Time will,” the actor said in a statement he tweeted along with a couplet in Hindu, loosely translated as – “even the most difficult path can seem easy with the goodwill of every Indian.”
The 48-year-old actor, whose philanthropic efforts during the Covid crisis won huge praise, was raided for four days in a row by the Income Tax department, which alleges that he evaded taxes worth over ₹ 20 crore.
"Every rupee in my foundation is awaiting its turn to save a precious life and reach the needy. In addition, on many occasions, I have encouraged brands to donate my endorsement fees for humanitarian causes too, which keeps us going," the actor wrote.