Film producer-director Samir Karnik, whose last film Chaar Din Ki Chandni bombed at the box-office, has been arrested by the service tax department for tax evasion of Rs. 1.18 crore.
Karnik was arrested and produced before a court, which later released him on bail. Service tax evasion notice has also been served to actor-producer Sunny Deol for tax evasion to the tune of Rs. 1.95 crore. Sunny's statement has been recorded and he has paid Rs. 86 lakhs out of the total amount.
Samir and Sunny have previously worked together in two films Yamla Pagla Deewana and Heroes.