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Salman Khan tops as highest taxpayer among film celebs

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MUMBAI: It‘s heartening to note that Salman Khan, whose films have been grossing Rs 100 crore plus capped by his latest blockbuster Ek Tha Tiger has emerged as the highest taxpayer in Bollywood, forking out Rs 8 crore for the September quarter.

The 46-year old Salman trumped all his peers and rivals in the tinsel town paying Rs 8 crore in advance tax in July-September quarter this year as compared to Rs. 5 crore in the same period a year ago.

Khan‘s romantic-action-thriller Ek Tha Tiger has clocked approximately Rs 198 crore at the box office. He has also starred in other Rs 100 crore films like Dabangg, Ready and Bodyguard.

Following him was Akshay Kumar,who paid Rs 7.5 crore advance tax in comparison to Rs 5 crore he had paid last year during the same period. Following them way behind was Shah Rukh Khan, who has not had any big release this year as yet. His tax outgo was flat at Rs 5 crore.

Among the other Khans, Aamir paid Rs 3.25 crore as against Rs 4.50 crore last year. Saif Ali Khan, whose films Agent Vinod and Cocktail got mixed responses at the box office, paid a tax of Rs 3 crore compared to Rs 1.7 crore in the year ago period.

Incidentally, Amitabh Bachchan paid Rs 5 crore against the Rs 1.4 crore last year.

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