9KATRINA KAIF (RS. 2.60 CRORE)
Katrina Kaif’s stars are not shining that bright these days as majority of her films are failing one after another at the ticket window, but that did not stop the actress from filing her income tax returns for the year 2016. Despite the failure of her films, the ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ actress went ahead and paid around Rs. 2. 60 crores as advance tax in the year gone by and became ninth highest tax payers in Bollywood.
A British Indian model-turned-actress, Katrina remains a favorite among movie makers and advertisers alike. Her popularity never ceases to surprise her critics who on no occasion miss a chance to throw shade on her. But not at all perturbed by the criticism coming her way, the gorgeous actress keeps working hard every day and makes a lot of money. Remember, Hindi film industry is not the only stream where she makes her money from. Apart from films, her demand in advertising world is always high. The actress, who has also been part of Telugu and Malayalam films, has been brand ambassador of many premium brands in the past and currently has a number of other popular brands in her kitty.
Named as Asia’s sexiest woman multiple times and the recipient of “Smita Patil Memorial Award”, Katrina Kaif did two films last year, ‘Fitoor’ with Aditya Roy Kapur and ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ with Sidharth Malhotra. Unfortunately, both the big budget films tanked at the box office without a trace. Now the actress is looking forward to her next release, ‘Jagga Jasoos’, which stars her former boyfriend, Ranbir Kapoor, as the male lead and is directed by Anurag Basu.
TRIVIA: Katrina Kaif charged Rs. 70 Lakh for ‘Malleeswari’, topping the list of the highest paid actress for a South Indian movie debut. . .