Bollywood celebrities enjoy a large number of fans and a lavish lifestyle. While they earn a hefty paycheck for their work in movies, they also invest in other businesses which sometimes backfire and end up going almost bankrupt.
However, these Bollywood celebrities didn’t let setbacks stand in their way for a long time. So here are some of the stars who took their woes in stride and got over it. Looked:
Big B formed Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (ABCL) in 1996 and in 1999 found itself in financial trouble. He then approached the BIFR (Board of Industrial and Financial Reconstruction) to be classified as a sick company. Bollywood Shahanshah officially went bankrupt and all of its properties were mortgaged. He also shared an article on his blog: “In the year 2000, as the whole world celebrated the new century, I was celebrating my disastrous fortune. There were no movies, no money, and no society. The veteran actor came out of bankruptcy when offered Kaun Banega Crorepati and Mohabattein.
Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri produced the sci-fi superhero film Ra. One with a budget of Rs 150 crore. But sadly, the film failed to make its mark at the box office. The actor was no longer outdone. According to some reports, King Khan even signed blank checks during the production of this film. However, he then quickly recovered from bankruptcy with Don 2 and Jab Tak Hai Jaan.
Preity Zinta made his return to Bollywood with Ishkq in Paris in 2013, produced by his own production company. However, the film did not go well at the box office as expected. The film’s failure left her in dire financial straits. However, her close friend and Bollywood godfather Salman Khan stepped in and helped her out of the situation.
Mera Naam Joker, which was released in 1970, became an iconic film and gained international acclaim for Raj Kapoor, but the film fell at the box office. In a conversation with IANS, Rishi Kapoor recalled Raj Kapoor’s passion for filmmaking and said, “We were in serious trouble. Then he made a movie called Bobby with a new boy and a new girl, which was a huge risk after seeing the failure of Mera Naam Joker. But it became a huge success and that’s when his friends and uncles insisted that he buy a house.
Govinda is one of the most successful actors in Bollywood. He ran the box office in the 90s and early 2000s. But his career soon came to an end. He received no film offer for 3-4 years. He quickly found himself in debt and even collapsed in front of the press. Actor Coolie No.1 made a comeback with Salman Khan’s film Partner, which put him back on his feet.
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