baba arts ltd share price Auditors report


To the Members of Baba Arts Limited

Report on the Standalone Financial Statements

Opinion

1. We have audited the Separate financial statements (also known as Standalone Financial Statements) of Baba Arts Limited (<the company=), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31st March, 2023, the Statement of Profit and Loss (Including Other Comprehensive Income), the Cash Flow Statement and Statement of Changes in Equity for the year then ended, and notes to financial statements, including a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

2. In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the aforesaid Standalone Ind AS financial statements give the information required by the Companies Act, 2013 (<the Act=) in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) prescribed under Section 133 of the Act read with Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015, as amended and other accounting principles accepted in India, of the state of affairs (financial position) of the Company as at 31st March, 2023, its profit (financial performance including Other Comprehensive Income) , the Changes in Equity and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Basis for Opinion

3. We conducted our audit of the Standalone Financial Statements in accordance with the Standards on Auditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. Our responsibilities under those Standards are further described in the Auditor9s Responsibilities for the Audit of the Standalone Financial Statements section of our report. We are independent of the Company in accordance with the Code of Ethics issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) together with the independence requirements that are relevant to our audit of the Standalone Financial Statements under the provisions of the Act and the Rules thereunder, and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements and the ICAI9s Code of Ethics. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the Standalone Financial Statements.

Key Audit Matters

4. Key audit matters are those matters that, in our professional judgment, were of most significance in our audit of the financial statements of the current period. These matters were addressed in the context of our audit of the financial statements as a whole, and in forming our opinion thereon, and we do not provide a separate opinion on these matters.

S No. Key Audit Matter

Our Response

1 Evaluation of Provisions and Contingent

Principal Audit Procedures

Liabilities w.r.t. litigations and claims

• We obtained details of completed tax assessments and demands for the year ended March 31, 2023 from management.

The Company has material uncertain positions including matters under dispute which involves significant judgment to determine the possible outcome of these disputes. Refer Note No. 24 of the Financial Statements

• We discussed with appropriate senior management and evaluated management9s underlying key assumptions in estimating the tax provisions and;?

• Assessed management9s estimate to the possible outcome of the disputed cases.

Information Other than the Standalone Financial Statements and Auditor9s Report thereon

5. The Company9s Board of Directors is responsible for the other information. The other information comprises the information included in the Board9s report including annexure to Board9s report but does not include the Standalone Ind AS financial statements and our auditor9s report thereon. Our opinion on the Standalone Ind AS financial statements does not cover the other information and we do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.

6. In connection with our audit of the Standalone Ind AS financial statements, our responsibility is to read the other information identified above when it becomes available and, in doing so, consider whether the other information is materially inconsistent with the Standalone Ind AS financial statements or our knowledge obtained in the audit, or otherwise appears to be materially misstated.

7. If, based on the work we have performed, we conclude that there is a material misstatement of this other information, we are required to report that fact. We have nothing to report in this regard.

Responsibility of Management for the Financial Statements

8. The Company9s Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013 (<the Act=) with respect to the preparation of these Standalone Ind AS financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance, Changes in Equity and cash flows of the Company in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in India including the accounting standards specified under section 133 of the Act. This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding of the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection and application of appropriate accounting policies; making judgements and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; and design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls, that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, relevant to the preparation and presentation of the Standalone Ind AS financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

9. In preparing the Standalone Ind AS financial statements, management is responsible for assessing the Company9s ability to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable, matters relating to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless management either intends to liquidate the company or to cease operations or has no realistic alternative but to do so.

The Board of Directors are also responsible for overseeing the company9s financial reporting process.

Auditor9s Responsibility for the Audit of the Financial Statements

10. Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the Standalone Ind AS financial statements as whole are free from material misstatement whether due to fraud or error and to issue an auditor9s report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance, but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with SAs will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually or in the aggregate, they could reasonably expect to influence the economic decisions of the users taken on the basis of these Standalone Ind AS financial statements.

As part of an audit in accordance with SAs, we exercise professional judgement and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit. We also:

• Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the Standalone Ind AS financial statements, whether due to fraud or error, design and perform audit procedures responsive to those risks, and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error, as fraud may involve collusion, forgery, intentional omissions, misrepresentations, or the override of internal control.

• Obtain an understanding of internal financial controls relevant to the audit in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. Under Section 143(3)(i) of the Act, we are also responsible for expressing our opinion on whether the Company has adequate internal financial controls system in place and the operating effectiveness of such controls.

• Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates and related disclosures made by management.

• Conclude on the appropriateness of management9s use of the going concern basis of accounting and, based on the audit evidence obtained, whether a material uncertainty exists related to events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on the Company9s ability to continue as a going concern. If we conclude that a material uncertainty exists, we are required to draw attention in our auditor9s report to the related disclosures in the Standalone Ind AS financial statements or, if such disclosures are inadequate, to modify our opinion. Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to the date of our auditor9s report. However, future events or conditions may cause the Company to cease to continue as a going concern.

• Evaluate the overall presentation, structure and content of the Standalone Ind AS financial statements, including the disclosures, and whether the Standalone Ind AS financial statements represent the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fair presentation.

We communicate with those charged with governance regarding, among other matters, the planned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit findings, including any significant deficiencies in internal control that we identify during our audit.

We also provide those charged with governance with a statement that we have complied with relevant ethical requirements regarding independence, and to communicate with them all relationships and other matters that may reasonably be thought to bear on our independence, and where applicable, related safeguards.

From the matters communicated with those charged with governance, we determine those matters that were of most significance in the audit of the Standalone Financial Statements of the current period and are therefore the key audit matters. We describe these matters in our auditor9s report unless law or regulation precludes public disclosure about the matter or when, in extremely rare circumstances, we determine that a matter should not be communicated in our report because the adverse consequences of doing so would reasonably be expected to outweigh the public interest benefits of such communication.

Other Matters

Attention is drawn to the fact that the audited standalone financial Statements of the Company for the year ended 31 March 2022 were audited by erstwhile auditors whose report dated 12th May 2022, expressed an unmodified opinion on those audited standalone financial statements. Our opinion is not modified in respect of these matters.

Report on other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

11. As required by the Companies (Auditor9s Report) Order, 2020 (<the Order=) issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (11) of section 143 of the Companies Act, 2013, we give in the <Annexure A=- a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order, to the extent applicable.

12. As required by Section 143 (3) of the Act, we report that:

a) We have sought and obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purpose of our audit.

b) In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as it appears from our examination of those books.

c) The Balance Sheet, the Statement of Profit and Loss (Including Other Comprehensive Income), Statement of Changes in Equity and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account.

d) In our opinion, the aforesaid Standalone Ind AS financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards specified under section 133 of the Act, read together with Rules thereon.

e) On the basis of written representations received from the directors as on 31st March, 2023, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31st March, 2023 from being appointed as a director in terms of section 164(2) of the Act.

f) With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls with reference to financial statements of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls, refer to our separate Report in <Annexure B=. Our report expresses an unmodified opinion on the adequacy and operating effectiveness of the Company9s internal financial controls over financial reporting.

g) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor9s Report in accordance with the requirements of Section 197(16) of the Act, as amended.

In our opinion, the remuneration paid by the Company to its directors during the year is in accordance with the provisions of Section 197 of the Act. The remuneration paid/provided are not in excess of the limits laid down under section 197 of the Act.

h) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor9s Report in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, as amended in our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us:

i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financial position in its Standalone Ind AS financial statements 3 Refer Note 24 to the financial statements;

ii. The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts for which there were any material foreseeable losses.

iii. There were no amounts which were required to be transferred to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company.

iv. (a) As represented to us by the management and to the best of its knowledge and belief, no funds have been advanced or loaned or invested (either from borrowed funds or share premium or any other sources or kind of funds) by the Company to or in any other person(s) or entity(ies), including foreign entities (Intermediaries=), with the understanding whether recorded in writing or otherwise that the Intermediary shall, whether, directly or indirectly lend or invest in other persons or entities identified in any manner whatsoever by or on behalf of the Company (<Ultimate Beneficiaries=) or provide any guarantee, security or the like on behalf of the Ultimate Beneficiaries; and

(b) As represented to us by the management and to the best of its knowledge and belief, no funds have been received by the Company from any person(s) or entity(ies), including foreign entities (<Funding Parties=), with the understanding, whether recorded in writing or otherwise, that the Company shall, whether, directly or indirectly, lend or invest in other persons or entities identified in any manner whatsoever by or on behalf of the Funding Party (<Ultimate Beneficiaries=) or provide any guarantee, security or the like on behalf of the Ultimate Beneficiaries; and

(c) Based on such audit procedures, we have considered reasonable and appropriate in the circumstances, nothing has come to our notice that causes us to believe that the above representations under Clause (iv), sub-clause (a) & (b) contain any material mis-statement.

v. Company has not paid any dividend during the year under audit and hence clause (f) of Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014 is not applicable.

vi. Proviso to Rule 3(1) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 for maintaining books of account using accounting software which has a feature of recording audit trail (edit log) facility is applicable to the Company with effect from April 1, 2023, and accordingly, reporting under Rule 11(g) of Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014 is not applicable for the financial year ended 31st March, 2023.

For M M NISSIM & CO LLP

Chartered Accountants

(Firm Regn. No 107122W/W100672)

(Hiren P. Muni)

Partner

Mem. No.: 142067

UDIN 3 23142067BGTJBG9751

Mumbai, Date : 25th May 2023

<ANNEXURE A= TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS9 REPORT OF EVEN DATE ON THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF BABA ARTS LIMITED.

Report on the order issued under Section 143 (11) of the Companies Act, 2013

i) In respect of its Property, Plant and Equipment9s :

(a) (A) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of Property, Plant and Equipment, capital work-in-progress, investment properties.

(B) The Company does not hold any intangible assets as on balance sheet date or during the year.

(b) The Property, Plant and Equipment, capital work-in-progress, investment properties were physically verified during the year by the Management which, in our opinion, is at reasonable intervals. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) According to information and explanations provided to us and based on our examination, the title deeds of immovable property are held in the name of the company as at Balance Sheet date.

(d) The Company has not revalued any of its property, plant and equipment during the year.

(e) No proceedings have been initiated during the year or are pending against the Company as at 31 March 2023 for holding any benami property under the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 (as amended in 2016) and rules made thereunder.

ii) (a) The Company is in the business of making Films, Web Series and Audio/ Video Songs as well as trading of Intellectual Property Rights and accordingly, does not hold any inventory (.i.e. goods). Therefore the Para 3(ii) of the order relating to physical verification of Inventories is not applicable.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not been sanctioned working capital limits in excess of Rs. 5 Crore, in aggregate, at any points of time during the year, from banks or financial Institutions on the basis of security of current assets and hence reporting under Clause 3(ii)(b) of the Order is not applicable

iii) The company has not made investments in, provided guarantees and granted loans, unsecured to companies, firms, Limited Liability Partnerships or other parties. During the year the company has not provided advances in the nature of loans and security to any party during the year. Therefore the reporting under Para 3(iii) of the order is not applicable.

iv) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, the Company has not granted any loans or provided any guarantee or security or made investment as specified under Sections 185 and 186 of the Companies Act, 2013.

v) The Company has not accepted any deposits within the meaning of provisions of section 73 to 76 of the Act, and the rules framed thereunder from the public. Accordingly, clause 3(v) of the order are not applicable to the Company.

vi) In our opinion and, and according the information and explanations given to us, Central Government has not prescribed maintenance of cost records under Section 148(1) of the Act, for any of the activities of the company.

vii) a) Undisputed statutory dues, including Goods and Service tax, Provident Fund, Employees9 State Insurance, Income-tax, duty of Custom, cess and other material statutory dues applicable to the Company have been regularly deposited by it with the appropriate authorities in all cases during the year. There are no undisputed amounts payable in respect of such statutory dues which have remained outstanding as at 31st March, 2023 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

b) According to the records of the company, there are no dues outstanding of income-tax, sales-tax, service tax, duty of customs, duty of excise, goods and services tax and value added tax on account of any dispute, except following:

Act Under which demand is raised

Particulars Financial Year Demand Outstanding (Rs.)

Authority with which pending

Maharashtra Value Added Tax

Sales Tax 2013-14 2,853

Commissioner of Sales Tax

Service Tax Act

Service Tax 2011-15 7,64,70,058

Appeal before CESTAT

viii) As per information and explanation given to us and as verified, there were no transactions relating to previously unrecorded income that were surrendered or disclosed as income in the tax assessments under the Income Tax Act, 1961 during the year.

ix) (a) The Company has not taken any loan or other borrowings from any lender. Hence reporting under clause 3(ix)(a) of the order is not applicable to the company.

(b) According to the information and explanation given to us and and on the basis of our audit procedures, The Company has not been declared wilful defaulter by any bank or financial institution or government or any government authority.

(c) The Company has not taken any term loan during the year and there are no outstanding term loans at the beginning of the year and hence, reporting under clause 3(ix)(c) of the Order is not applicable.

(d) On an overall examination of the financial statements of the Company, the Company has not raised any funds on short-term basis have, hence clause 3(ix)(d) of the Order is not applicable

(e) The Company did not have any subsidiary or joint venture during the year. The Company has not taken any funds from any entity or person on account of or to meet the obligation of its associates.

(f) The Company did not have any subsidiary or associate Company or joint venture during the year. Accordingly, reporting on clause (ix)(f) of the Order is not applicable.

x) (a) The company has not raised any money by way of Initial public offer or further Public offer (Including debt instruments), during the year and hence reporting under Clause (x) (a) of Para 3 of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

(b) The Company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement of shares or convertible debentures (fully or partly or optionally) and hence reporting under clause (x)(b) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

xi) (a) On the basis of our examination and according to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud by the Company or any material fraud on the Company has been noticed or reported during the year, nor have we been informed of any such case by the management.

(b) To the best of our knowledge, no report under sub-section (12) of section 143 of the Companies Act has been filed in Form ADT-4 as prescribed under rule 13 of Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014 with the Central Government, during the year.

(c) As represented to us by the Management, there were no whistle blower complaints received by the Company during the year.

xii) The Company is not a Nidhi Company and hence reporting under clause (xii) of para 3 of the Order is not applicable.

xiii) On the basis of our examination and according to the information and explanations given to us, we report that all the transaction with the related parties are in compliance with Section 177 and 188 of the Act, and the details have been disclosed in the Standalone Financial Statements in Note 28 as required by the applicable Indian Accounting standards.

xiv) (a) In our opinion the Company has an adequate internal audit system commensurate with the size and the nature of its business.

(b) We have considered, the internal audit reports for the year under audit, issued to the Company during the year and till date, in determining the nature, timing and extent of our audit procedures.

xv) According to the information and explanations given to us, in our opinion during the year the Company has not entered into any non-cash transactions with directors or persons connected with the directors and hence provisions of Sec 192 of the Companies Act, 2013 are not applicable to the company.

xvi) (a) The Company is not required to be registered under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 and accordingly, provisions of clause (xvi) of Para 3 of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(b) During the year, the Company has not conducted any Non-Banking Financial or Housing Finance activities and accordingly, provisions of clause (xvi)(b) of Para 3 of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(c) The Company is not a Core Investment Company (CIC) as defined in the Regulations made by theReserve Bank of India and accordingly the provisions of clause (xvi) of Para 3 of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

(d) The group does not have any CIC as a part of the group and accordingly reporting under clause (xvi)(d) of Para 3 of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

xvii) The Company has not incurred cash losses during the financial year covered by our audit and the immediately preceding financial year.

xviii) There has been no resignation of the statutory auditors of the Company during the year.

xix) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of the financial ratios, ageing and expected dates of realization of financial assets and payment of financial liabilities, other information accompanying the financial statements, our knowledge of the Board of Directors and management plans and based on our examination of the evidence supporting the assumptions, nothing has come to our attention, which causes us to believe that any material uncertainty exists as on the date of the audit report that company is not capable of meeting its liabilities existing at the date of balance sheet as and when they fall due within a period of one year from the balance sheet date. We, however, state that this is not an assurance as to the future viability of the company. We further state that our reporting is based on the facts up to the date of the audit report and we neither give any guarantee nor any assurance that all liabilities falling due within a period of one year from the balance sheet date, will get discharged by the company as and when they fall due.

xx) Since the Company does not satisfy the conditions specified in the act, Section 135 of the act is not applicable.

Accordingly, provisions of clause 3(xx)(a) and 3(xx)(b) of para 3 of the order are not applicable to the Company.

xxi) The reporting under clause 3(xxi) is not applicable in respect of audit of Standalone Financial Statement of the Company.

Accordingly, no comment has been included in respect of said clause under this report.

For M M NISSIM & CO LLP

Chartered Accountants

(Firm Regn. No 107122W/W100672)

(Hiren P. Muni)

Partner

Mem. No.: 142067

UDIN 3 23142067BGTJBG9751

Mumbai,

Date : 25th May 2023

ANNEXURE 3 B TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR9S REPORT OF EVEN DATE ON THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF BABA ARTS LIMITED

Report on the Internal Financial Controls under Clause (i) of Sub-section 3 of Section 143 of the Companies Act, 2013 (<the Act=)

We have audited the internal financial controls with reference to standalone financial statements of Baba Arts Limited as of March 31, 2023 in conjunction with our audit of the financial statements of the Company for the year ended on that date.

Opinion

In our opinion, the Company has, in all material respects, an adequate internal financial controls with reference to standalone financial statements and such internal financial controls were operating effectively as at March 31, 2023, based on the internal control with reference to standalone financial reporting criteria established by the Company considering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Management9s Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls

The Company9s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining internal financial controls based on the internal control over financial reporting with reference to standalone financial statements criteria established by the Company considering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting (the Guidance Note) issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. These responsibilities include the design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its business, including adherence to Company9s policies, the safeguarding of its assets, the prevention and detection of frauds and errors, the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, and the timely preparation of reliable financial information, as required under the Act.

Auditorss Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company9s internal financial controls with reference to financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Guidance Note and the Standards on Auditing and deemed to be prescribed under section 143(10) of the Companies Act, 2013, to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls, both applicable to an audit of Internal Financial Controls and, both issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards and the Guidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate internal financial controls over financial statements were established and maintained and if such controls operated effectively in all material respects.

Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy of the internal financial controls with reference to financial statements and their operating effectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls with reference to financial statements included obtaining an understanding of internal financial controls with reference to standalone financial statements, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, and testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. The procedures selected depend on the auditor9s judgement, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error.

We believe that the audit evidence, we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the internal financial controls with reference to standalone financial statements.

Meaning of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting

A Company9s internal financial control with reference to financial statements is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A Company9s internal financial control with reference to financial statements includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the Company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in India, and that receipts and expenditures of the Company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the Company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the Company9s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Inherent Limitations of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting

Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls with reference to financial statements, including the possibility of collusion or improper management override of controls, material misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected. Also, projections of any evaluation of the internal financial controls with reference to financial statements to future periods are subject to the risk that the internal financial control with reference to financial statements may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

For M M NISSIM & CO LLP

Chartered Accountants

(Firm Regn. No 107122W/W100672)

(Hiren P. Muni)

Partner

Mumbai, Mem. No.: 142067

Date : 25th May 2023

UDIN 3 23142067BGTJBG9751