Akshay Kumar Becomes “Highest Taxpayer” In India, Again

Akshay Kumar becomes 'top taxpayer' again in India

Akshay Kumar Will Share Screen Space With Bhumi Pednekar In ‘Raksha Bandhan’

Bombay:

Actor Akshay Kumar, one of the highest-paid stars in Bollywood, has reportedly been honored once again by the Income Tax Department as the country’s ‘highest taxpayer’.

A certificate of honor for Akshay Kumar from the Tax Authorities is doing the rounds on the internet.

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Akshay Kumar received a certificate from the Income Tax Department.

One social media user tweeted: “Haters say he’s not a global superstar, he ain’t got no HGOTY, not a lot of BB, he’s Canadian and a lot more, but he still pays the highest income tax than the rest of the industry out of last 5 years. My superstar.”

Another wrote: “The IRS congratulated Superstar @akshaykumar on a Samman Patra and named him the Hindi film industry’s top taxpayer. Haters need to see this before calling him Canadian.”

Meanwhile, on the work front, Akshay will be sharing screen space with Bhumi Pednekar in ‘Raksha Bandhan’, which is slated to release on August 11. Directed by Aanand L Rai and written by Himanshu Sharma and Kanika Dhillon, the film is produced by Color Yellow Productions, Zee Studios, Alka Hiranandani in association with Cape Of Good Films. The filming took place in October last year in Delhi.

Akshay is also part of ‘Selfiee’, which will be released on February 24, 2023. The upcoming drama comedy will also feature Emraan Hashmi, Diana Penty and Nushrratt Bharuccha in pivotal roles.

‘Selfiee’ is the Hindi remake of the Malayalam movie ‘Driving License’, starring Prithviraj and Suraj Venjaramoodu in the lead roles. Now Akshay and Emraan will reprise their roles for the remake. Filmmaker Raj Mehta has come on board to lead the project. It is produced by the late Aruna Bhatia, Hiroo Yash Johar, Supriya Menon, Karan Johar, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Apoorva Mehta and Listin Stephen.

Akshay will also star opposite Radhika Madan in the Hindi remake of Suriya’s Tamil film ‘Soorarai Pottru’. Apart from Akshay and Radhika, Paresh Rawal will reprise his role from the Tamil original. Director Sudha Kongara also returns at the helm of this film. Shooting started in April. No release date has been announced yet.

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