Actor Akshay Kumar who has forever been fastidious about paying his taxes was reportedly honored as of late by the Income Tax department as the nation’s “highest taxpayer”.
When inquired about it, Akshay told ANI: “Ji mujhe kaha to yehi gaya hai (about being the highest taxpayer). I am really honoured. It feels great that the Income Tax department recognises the whole thing and gives credit to people. Also, It’s good that when you earn, you give it back to the country.”
“It’s one of the best feelings,” the elated ‘Khiladi’ actor said.
Reportedly, in 2015 and 2019, the actor was on the Forbes rundown of highest-paid entertainers in the world, ranking 52nd with earnings of USD 48.5 million (Rs 386 crore approx). Aside from movie, a significant source of his income likewise comes from brand endorsements.
Soon after the reports came out that Akshay Kumar was felicitated by the Income Tax department, his fans hailed the actor as a “responsible citizen.”
“According to haters, some journalists, fans of other actors he is not a Global superstar, he is Canadian and many more things but still he is paying highest income tax than rest of the industry from last 5 years. My superstar,” a Twitter user wrote.
Another one tweeted, “Income Tax Department has felicitated Superstar @akshaykumar with a Samman Patra and termed him highest taxpayer from the Hindi film industry. Haters must see this before calling him Canadian.”
In the meantime, on the professional front, Akshay will be seen sharing screen space with Bhumi Pednekar in ‘Raksha Bandhan’, which is set to release on August 11.