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Bollywoood Gossip: Bollywood Actress Anushka Sharma was intercepted at Mumbai airport on Monday for carrying Anushka Sharmaundeclared jewelry and other valuables. Anushka Sharma was on her way home from Toronto after attending the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, where she was declared the best actress for her hit movie Baraat Band Baja. As she tried to leave the airport via the green channel, customs officers stopped her and found black jewelry in her luggage.

However, sources close to the 23-year-old Bollywood actress said she was not questioned by the Customs and accessories that she wore to her given by different brands. Anushka, they said, was to customs only to the formal paperwork for the loan signing accessories.

 

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Anushka said customs officers landed in Mumbai on an Air India flight around fourteen. As she went through the green channel customs at the airport, she was stopped by Assistant Commissioner Sameer Wankhede and asked to open her suitcases.

“In research we found jewelry and expensive watches. Anushka Sharma was immediately ushered aside for further questioning,” said a senior customs official. ”Her bag contained diamonds and gold jewelry and a number of branded watches,” he added. Customs officials said the total value of taxable goods was Rs 35 lakh. Officials said Anushka’s jewelry including a necklace and earrings that they can have used the awards ceremony in Toronto, where she won the best actress award.

Anushka Sharma allegedly told the customs officials that they jewelry from India. ”Her claim is that they are the jewels of the country. But she did not show the jewelry at customs before departure, in which case they are not entitled to pay at all,” said Customs Commissioner, Govande PM. ”She has some jewelry accounts. She also has a letter from the watch company. We have to audit the accounts,” he added.

Customs officials said that if the jewelry is not from India, a duty of 36.05% of the value of jewelry is applicable. Besides, the Bollywood actress to a redemption fee to the jewelry back. This fee is three times the value of the seized goods. Anushka Sharma has been made under Articles 75, 111 L, M and D of the Customs Act for non-declaration of goods and evasion of duty.

Anushka Sharma, who was born in Bangalore, has its roots in Uttarakhand. It was launched by Yashraj Films Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. She also acted in Badmaash Company and Patiala House, and earned rave reviews for her portrayal of a feisty wedding planner in Band Baaja Baraat.

This is the third such incident reported in the past two months. In May, Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba detained by customs on its way back from Cannes for carrying undeclared diamond jewelry worth Rs 31 lakh. Bipasha Basu was also briefly detained for undeclared accessories on which they paid the duty upon arrival.

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