Two releases last year, remember?
Salman Khan had the best year in 2015. First his Eid release, Bajrangi Bhaijaan collected money like crazy and also went on a record breaking spree since the day it released. It earned 320.34 crore! Later, his Diwali release Prem Ratan Dhan Payo brought in more moolah and closed at a lifetime collection of 210.16 cr. It was highest grossing Diwali release ever. No wonder that you will find his name at the top of the highest advance tax payers for the year 2015-2016!
However, the total advance tax paid by the popular actors of the industry dwindled this year when compared to 2014-2015. According to a website, last year a total of 153. 16 cr was contributed which has gone down to 147.85 cr this year. Salman paid 32 cr this year which is more than last year. He had paid 26 cr then and, thus became the highest advance tax payer this year. Interestingly, Shah Rukh Khan had paid the same amount of 32 cr last year but this year, he has only paid 20 cr. He is in the fourth position on the list.
The second position goes to Akshay Kumar with four releases last year. He paid 30 cr this year compared to the 23 cr he paid last year. Ranbir Kapoor took the third spot with 22.3 cr, Amitabh Bachchan paid 17.5 cr. The last position goes to Priyanka Chopra, only Bollywood actress on the list. She paid 1.45 cr this year.
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