When we think of Bollywood, the first thing that pops up in our mind is: Money. There is abundant glory, fame and prosperity in this field and Bollywood showers its actors with lots of money. No wonder Shahrukh Khan is the second richest actor in the world! Every day, a new movie is breaking the previous records. Box office collection has risen to hundreds of crores, and any movie with less than 100 crores collection is considered a flop now. But not everything is as it seems. Many Bollywood actors have fallen into the trap of poverty, and went through a time period when they didn’t have much money. Here is a list of Bollywood Celebrities who faced financial crisis.
1. Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan is considered a legend. With his blockbuster movies and wonderful acting skills, it’s hard to imagine that an actor like him went bankrupt once. Back in the year 2000, Amitabh Bachchan launched his production company called ABCL. It didn’t produce good movies that could fare well and ended up in debt of around 90 crores. It was an extremely difficult time period for Shehnshah of Bollywood. During this time, KBC came in his life and turned it upside down. He could finally bring his life back on track. So, it seems like KBC has not only changed the life of many ordinary people, but of Amitabh Bachchan as well.
2. Shahrukh Khan
Shahrukh Khan admitted that he lost all his money in the production of his dream movie, R.A. One. The movie couldn’t create any magic on the box office, and Shahrukh Khan could barely recover the production cost. But it was only through smart decisions and intelligence that Shahrukh Khan invested the money in the right way and ended up becoming so rich that he has defeated many of the top-notch Hollywood actors in the race.
3. Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta produced a movie called ‘Ishqq in Paris’. It was meant to re-establish her career as an actress in Bollywood. It failed to meet this goal. It’s believed that after the movie, Preity Zinta suffered a major setback, and she had a financial crisis. Though the dimple girl has finally recovered and has become less involved in Bollywood. She married Gene Goodenough in the year 2016.
4. Raj Kapoor
‘Mera Naam Joker’ is a legendary movie. All of us can hum its songs with sheer emotions. But do you know that the movie was a commercial failure? Raj Kapoor went through a major financial crisis because the film flopped at the box office. It was only after ‘Bobby’ that he could bounce back.
5. AK Hangal
Sometimes the life of a Bollywood actor ends in absolute misery. AK Hangal is famous for his role of ‘Rahim Chacha’ in Sholay, but even he went through a financial crisis. He couldn’t even pay his medical bills during the last years of his life, and he died in the year 2012.