Friday, May 01, 2009

Akshay Kumar leaves Shah Rukh far behind in tax paying

Actor Akshay Kumar has left Shah Rukh Khan far behind in tax paying, as he’s named the top tax payer in Bollywood for the year 2008-09.

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According to the reports, Akshay Kumar paid a total advance tax of Rs 31 crore in the financial year. He paid Rs 12.5 crore in 2007-08. Kumar’s total earnings for the period crossed Rs 100 crore!

At the same time, King Khan’s tax payout declined marginally — by 1.69% — to Rs 30.9 crore in 2008-09 compared to Rs 31.5 crore in the fiscal before.

Amitabh Bachchan made it to the bottom of the top 10 advance tax payers list, with a modest Rs 1.25 crore. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan got 6th place on the list, paying more advance tax than both the Bachchans.

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor also got a place in the list of top 10 Bollywood taxpayers. Khan paid Rs 8.63 crore while Kapoor forked out Rs 3.7 crore.

Salman Khan’s earnings saw the second-highest growth after Kumar in terms of percentage — 107.41% more than last year.

Friday, June 20, 2008

‘Govinda is history, Salman is hero No. 1 in comedy’

Well-known Bollywood producer Pahlaj Nihalani, who was instrumental in shaping actor Govinda’s career with his first hit “Ilzaam”, says Salman Khan is currently ruling the comedy circuit and is the best comic actor.

“Though I have not worked with Salman till now, but I think in the industry today, he is the best actor as far as comic timing is concerned. He can play any kind of role but in comedy he is number one,” Nihalani, who has completed 30 years in the industry, told IANS.

Nihalani claims that his hit comic caper “Shola Aur Shabnam”, starring Govinda and late Divya Bharti, popularised comedy in Bollywood. The film was directed by David Dhawan.

“My film ‘Shola Aur Shabnam’ was a trendsetter in comedy films. People did not like to watch comedy before that, but after that viewers don’t like to watch anything besides comedy,” said Nihalani, who also produced blockbuster comedy “Aankhen” in 1993.

Nihalani is also known for introducing actors like Govinda, Suniel Shetty, Neelam Kothari, Chunky Pandey, and Divya Bharati, among others. Now he is bringing two newcomers Rishi Rehan and Avantikka in “Khushboo”, releasing Friday.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Irrfan laughs all the way to first comedy

Irrfan Khan is a little tired of playing serious characters and happily moves to his first comedy named “Dubai Returned”.

Says the actor: “The film directed by Aditya Bhattacharya is ready for release. It’s my first comedy. The audience will never expect to see me in this avatar. It’s my first attempt at doing something satirical, and I’m very happy with it.”

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Emraan Hashmi is again kissing leading ladies

In an earlier interview Emraan Hashmi committed, "Since Parveen (his fiancee) gets embarrassed I think it's high time I stopped kissing my heroines." But...but he is again kissing leading ladies Geeta Basra (Dil Diya Hai) and Sayali Bhagat in his upcoming film 'The Train'. Director Raksha Mistry says, "I don't understand why so much is made of kissing and lovemaking in films. I feel sorry for Emmy. He had promised himself that he won't repeat the kissing act but when we narrated the subject to him, we told him the kiss is an subject to him, we told him the kiss is an integral part of the script, as the film is about an extra-marital affair. He did ask me whether it was absolutely essential, and when I said 'yes', he agreed."

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Kunal Kapoor is the next Thums Up boy

Thums Up?s ad campaigns are known for its action and stunt scenes and also its macho male ambassadors. And now, after Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar, the new face of the soft drink will be Kunal Kapoor. Kunal who became a nationwide sensation early this year after Rang De Basanti will promote ?I Love My Thums Up? attitude.
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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Amitabh becomes a friendly ghost

Amitabh Bachchan will soon be seen in the role of a ghost in Ravi Chopra’s next production Bhootnath.The film will mark the directorial debut of Vivek Sharma.