Once again, Amitabh Bachchan has emerged as one of the highest tax payers in the country. His spokesperson has confirmed in a statement that Amitabh Bachchan has paid a whopping Rs 70 crore as tax for the financial year 2018-19.
"Mr Bachchan has paid Rs 70 crore (more than 37 million UAE Dirhams) tax for the financial year 2018-19," his spokesperson said in a statement.
This means that Amitabh Bachchan has emerged as one of the highest earners in Bollywood when the nett income is calculated. With this tax posting, Mr. Bachchan has surpassed Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan in his nett income (before tax) who had raced past him last year.
It has been widely acknowledged that Mr. Bachchan is more in demand in Bollywood than even Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan because he is the only superstar in his age-group and the actors who can play senior citizen roles.
The presence of Mr. Bachchan has led Bollywood to expand their creative horizon beyond just the hero-heroine plot and sub-plot. This demand of an additional sub-plot with Mr. Bachchan has seen his income soar even higher prompting many filmmakers who expand their scripts to accommodate him.
In the recent past, Big B also paid off loans of 2,084 farmers in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. He has also donated Rs 10 lakh to the family members of each victim of the February 14 Pulwama terror attack. His recent film Badla, co-starring Taapsee Pannu inched towards the 100-crore mark.