Forget luxuries, at one point in time, these celebrities couldn’t afford to make ends meet.
It’s easy to mint the green in Bollywood but it’s just as easy to lose it. Here are 6 Bollywood Celebs Who Went Broke At One Point In The Career:
1. Amitabh Bachchan
He is the Hindi Film Industry’s reigning emperor but back in 2000, Amitabh Bachchan’s company ‘ABCL’ went bankrupt and was over 90 crores in debt. In fact, he also had to put his bungalow, Prateeksha, for mortgage. It was only after he was offered the ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ gig did the actor recover from his financial woes.
2. Preity Zinta
After the disaster that was her production, Ishqq in Paris, we hear Preity Zinta has been plagued with financial crises. The actress has confessed that Salman Khan offered to help her with her finances after reports suggested that she has put her apartment up for rent. Writer-director Abbas Tyrewala who wrote 'Ishkq In Paris' slapped a case against the actress for non-payment of dues
3. Jackie Shroff
Jackie Shroff faced a financial debacle when he loaned money from filmmaker Sajid Nadiawala, in 2008, but couldn’t repay the dues. Salman Khan had to intervene in this matter as Sajid Nadiawala wanted to proceed with the legal route to recover his money. Rumour has it that Jackie Shroff had to sell off his flats to return the loan amount.
4. A.K Hangal
After having been part of blockbusters like Sholay and Aaina, 95-year-old A K Hangal went bankrupt and couldn't even pay off his medical bills. Actors like Jaya Bachchan and Salman Khan came to the actor’s assistance and paid off his dues.
5. Priyanka Kothari
After her brief stint as Ram Gopal Varma’s IT girl, Priyanka Kothari couldn’t manage another Bollywood break or land any roles in regional films.
6. Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan had to break the bank to make his dream film, Ra One. The actor admitted that the film not only took a toll on his time but also on his wallet. Well, it’s a good thing the film fared well, bankruptcy doesn’t become King Khan.
Shah Rukh Khan
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