Kapil Sharma, who is embroiled in a fresh controversy following his recent tiff with fellow comedian Sunil Grover, has something to cheer up. The comedian-actor has managed to beat Aamir Khan in terms of paying advance tax for the financial year 2016-17. On the other hand, Salman Khan has emerged as the highest advance tax-payer among Bollywood star.
According to official data, Kapil paid an advance tax of Rs 23.90 crore, which is quite high as compared to previous year’s contribution of Rs 7 crore. Aamir Khan, who starred in last year’s blockbuster wrestling drama Dangal, Rs 14.80 crore. Kapil also managed to edge past filmmaker Karan Johar, who paid Rs 11.70 crore as advance tax. Kapil Sharma is involved in a bitter feud with Sunil Grover, whom he is alleged to have manhandled on board a flight from Melbourne to Mumbai. Although he apologised to the latter on Twitter, but Grover’s snark response tweet indicates that he might leave The Kapil Sharma Show.
Salman Khan, whose Sultan was also a blockbuster last year, paid Rs 44.50 crore. Akshay Kumar is heard to have paid Rs 29.50 crore this year. He had three hits in Airlift, Housefull 3 and Rustom last year. Among the actresses, Deepika Padukone, who made her Hollywood debut in Vin Diesel-starrer xXx:Return of Xander Cage, paid Rs 10 crore, followed by Alia Bhatt’s contribution of Rs 4.3 crore and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Rs 3.90 crore. The dimpled lass will be seen alongside Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmavati, scheduled to hit the theatres later this year.
The advance tax is paid when the tax liability on an estimated income exceeds Rs 10 crore. This estimated income is calculated on the basis of Tax Deducted on Source (TDS).