Top Bollywood stars seem to have beaten the economic slowdown to post handsome growth in their advance tax payments. Not only did the top ten earners pay 17.7% more by way of taxes than in the previous year, but the industry has thrown up a new ‘Hero No 1’. Akshay Kumar, who paid a whopping Rs 31 crore to the I-T department.
The top ten Bollywood stars together paid Rs 107 crore as taxes while the same set had paid Rs 90.90 crore in 2007-08 when the economy was booming.
|2||Shah Rukh Khan||30.99|
|4||Saif Ali Khan||8.6|
|6||Aishwarya Rai Bachchan||4.7|
All amounts in Rs crores.