Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is the number one tax payer from Bollywood for the second quarter of financial year 2011 by paying up Rs 5 crore to the IT department as against the Rs 3.5 crore paid in the same quarter last year, reports a TV channel.
Shah Rukh has replaced Bollywood action hero Akshay Kumar who managed to come a close second having paid Rs 4.5 crore in Q2 of FY11 as well. He had paid Rs 4.5 crore in Q2 of FY10.
The two (Kumar and Khan) are followed by Aamir Khan who shelled out Rs 4 crore as tax versus Rs 3.5 crore paid in the same quarter last year.
The fourth spot was shared by bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan and Ranbir Kapoor who paid Rs 2.5 crore each as tax in the second quarter of FY11.
However, the very actor Salman Khan paid only Rs 2 crore compared to the Rs 2.5 crore in the same quarter last year.
When it came to the actresses, bollywood beauty Katrina Kaif shelled out Rs 1.3 crore versus Rs 1 crore paid in Q2 FY10 and tough competitor Kareena Kapoor paid Rs 1 crore as tax as against Rs 80 lakh paid same quarter last year.
Hritik Roshan paid a meager Rs 50 lakh as against the Rs 3 crore paid in second quarter of FY10 and Arbaaz Khan spent Rs 10 lakh as against Rs 50 lakh last year. While director Sanjay Leela Bansali spent Rs 50 lakh on tax in the second quarter as against Rs 25 lakh paid last year, Vishal Bharadwaj gave Rs 25 lakh versus Rs 15 lakh to the IT department.