8SAIF ALI KHAN (Rs. 3.00 CRORE)
Saif Ali Khan, the newest daddy in tinsel town, had no release in 2016, but that does not mean the actor did not make any money last year. Like most of leading Bollywood actors and actresses, Chote Nawab too earned a lot of moolah through brand endorsements and various other sources and forked out Rs. 3.00 crores as advance tax. Currently, he is at the tenth position in the list of top ten highest tax payers in Bollywood, quite close to his wife, Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is the tenth highest tax payers.
The son of legendary Bollywood actress, Sharmila Tagore, and Indian cricketer, Mansoor Ali Khan, Saif will next be seen in ‘Rangoon’, one of the most awaited films of the year. Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under his banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainments, the movie also stars Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut in important roles. Since Saif’s last film ‘Phantom’ failed miserably at the box office, the actor has a lot of expectations riding on the film. We hope it works at the ticket window and rakes in huge collections for everyone involved.
Besides ‘Rangoon’, another interesting project that Saif currently has in his hand is a film called ‘Chef, directed by Raja Krishna Menon. A remake of Jon Favreau’s Hollywood film of the same name, the film tells the story of a famous chef who quits his job at an upmarket restaurant after a public argument with a food critic and goes on to start a food truck that becomes famous everywhere. According to latest media reports, Saif has also given his nod to star in Nikhil Advani’s next film ‘Bazaar’. The film is expected to be rolling soon.