Salman Khan leads Bollywood in advance tax for 2016-17, Kapil Sharma sees 206% jump
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Salman Khan leads Bollywood in advance tax for 2016-17, Kapil Sharma sees 206% jump

Salman Khan paid the most advance tax of any Bollywood actor for the financial year 2016-17. He is followed by Akshay Kumar and Hrithik Roshan. Comedian Kapil Sharma made a 206% jump from the previous year.

bollywood Updated: Mar 21, 2017 19:09 IST
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Hindustan Times
Salman Khan,Hrithik Roshan,Akshay Kumar
Salman Khan attends the music launch of Marathi film Rubik's Cube! in Mumbai on February 22, 2017.(AFP)

Salman Khan continues to rule Bollywood. He paid the highest advance tax for the financial year 2016-17, a report says.

According to India Today, who are quoting an Income Tax Department official, Salman paid an estimated Rs 44 crore in advance tax, beating out Akshay Kumar and Hrithik Roshan. It should be noted that figures for stars Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan were not made public because of their involvement in the Panama Papers scandal.

Salman cemented his position as Bollywood’s highest paid star, jumping 39% from last year, when he paid Rs 32 in advance tax.

Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Hrithik Roshan dance during the promotion of Kaabil on the sets of Bigg Boss. (PTI)

Akshay Kumar, who delivered a string of hits in 2016, paid Rs 29 crore, coming in at number 2. Hrithik Roshan came in at number 3, with Rs 25.5 crore in tax payments.

But the biggest year-to-year jump came from comedian Kapil Sharma, who paid Rs 23 crore for 2016, as compared to Rs 7 crore in the previous year. This is a 206% increase.

Actor Anushka Sharma and stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma during the promotion of film Phillauri on the sets of The Kapil Sharma Show in Mumbai. (IANS)

Ranbir Kapoor’s stock took a drop, according to the report. The Ae Dil Hai Mushkil star, who paid Rs 22.3 crore in the last financial year, paid Rs 16 crore for 2016-17.

Surprisingly, Aamir Khan, who delivered an all-time blockbuster in 2016 with Dangal (according to India Today, it made a profit of Rs 140 crore), paid only Rs 14 crore in advance tax.

As far as the female actors go, Deepika Padukone, who made her Hollywood debut with xXx: Return of Xander Cage, paid Rs 10 crore in tax, followed by Alia Bhatt (Rs 4.3 crore) and Kareena Kapoor (Rs 3.9 crore). It should be noted that figures for only these actors were made available.

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First Published: Mar 21, 2017 19:06 IST