Hrithik Roshan has surpassed his contemporaries to become the highest advance tax-paying actor till mid-December. Reports suggest that the ‘Mohenjo Daro’ actor has seen a 1500 percent jump in his gross earnings as compared to last year in the same quarter. Hrithik paid an advance tax of Rs 80 crore this time (till December 15, 2016), compared to Rs 50 crore last year.
Aamir Khan, who reportedly paid an advance tax of Rs 72 crore till December, is in the second position. His earning has increased by 112 percent. Ranbir Kapoor, who enjoyed a hit in ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, was the third-highest advance tax-paying actor. Kapoor Jr paid an advance tax of Rs 37 crore, in sharp contrast to the Rs 9 crore that he had paid in the same quarter last year.
‘Sultan’ actor Salman Khan is in the fourth position with Rs 14 crore, compared to Rs 10 crore for the same quarter last year.
Interestingly, Akshay Kumar, who was leading until September last year, now stands on the fifth spot with Rs 10 crore paid to Income Tax Department. The sixth position is taken by Deepika Padukone. Karan Johar leads among the directors with an advance tax of Rs 4.2 crore.
However, the figures of Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra were not revealed.