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Aishwarya Rai quizzed at airport

Customs officials interrogate her in connection with a parcel containing 23,000 Euros sent to her from Holland.

india Updated: Nov 20, 2006 15:58 IST

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai was on Monday questioned by the Customs officials here in connection with a parcel containing 23000 Euros (around Rs 14 lakh) sent to her from the Netherlands.

To avoid the media, which had gathered outside the New Customs House in south Mumbai, the actress was questioned at the domestic airport, sources in Customs department said.

The parcel, sent from Rotterdam in the Netherlands and marked to the actress, arrived at the Foreign Post Office here around September end. Besides the currency, it also contained a top-brand shirt, a pair of binoculars, a DVD player and other electronic items.

Aishwarya's father Krishnaraj Rai had met Customs officials on November 15 to clarify her position on the issue.

Customs authorities had asked the actress to face the authorities to clarify her position on the parcel, containing the currency.

First Published: Nov 20, 2006 15:43 IST