“Tiger” Salman has paid a whopping Rs.8 Crore in advance taxes for the quarter of July – September 2012. Compare this to the same period last year when he had paid Rs. 5 Crore. A lot of this has to do with the string of 100 Crore plus films that he has starred in with his latest ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ raking in the moolah and still counting. At last count, the movie is already in the 200 crore club. His romantic lead in the movie Katrina has also forked out Rs. 2.60 crore this quarter up by around a crore in the same period last year!
How fortunes change in Bollywood is apparent when you know that Shahrukh Khan paid Rs. 5 crore as advance tax this quarter and that figure has remained flat as compared to last year! Akshay Kumar who had one super hit in ‘Rowdy Rathore’ shelled out Rs. 7.5 crore as compared to 5 crore in the same period last year. Big B paid Rs. 5 crore as compared to Rs. 1.7 crore last year. Aamir Khan too has taken a hit in his fortures what with his advance tax outgo being Rs. 3.25 crore as against Rs. 4.50 crore last year.
And look at you & me with our pittance! Time to speak to our bosses about a raise!