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Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Shilpa Shetty: 7 Bollywood actors who went bankrupt

A career in Bollywood can be either a boon or sometimes a bane for many. Despite having successful careers in Bollywood, in a low phase of their life, at some point in their entire career, some stars and actors went bankrupt. While many couldn’t make it, these few stars could manage to rise above through their hard work, once again, securing a lifestyle for themselves.

Of Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khanat Shilpa Shetty and others; here’s everything you need to know about 7 Bollywood actors who went bankrupt.

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan, who is known to have a net worth of Rs 3396 crore, with him making nearly Rs 60 in a year, once got into debt. According to reports, Big B was over $11 million in debt due to his failed ventures. Apparently, it was a failed venture with his production company. This was after Mohabbatein’s success and Kaun Banega Crorepati helped boost his career and bank account.

Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher reportedly has a net worth of Rs 405 crore. The Uunchai actor revealed that he started his acting school with just 12 students. He mentioned that he started his acting school to get out of debt after going bankrupt due to unsuccessful film ventures.

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan, who has an annual income of over 200 crores, has a net worth of around Rs. 6150 crores. To everyone’s surprise, the actor suffered huge financial losses after the release of his film Ra.One. The actor faced failure of Rs 150 croree. Apparently, SRK signed blank checks during its production, however, the film’s box office collection fell short.


Govinda is known as Hero No 1. The actor has dominated Bollywood with a string of blockbuster and blockbuster movies. However, he reportedly incurred huge debts when he received no offers for a period of 3-4 years. His net worth is currently Rs 133 Crore.

Jackie Shroff

Jackie Shroff made headlines when he revealed he was unable to repay a loan to filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala. It was after a series of flop movies, apparently. According to reports, the actor cleared his debts by selling his real estate properties. And, Salman Khan stepped in and helped Shroff through his difficult time.

Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta, who has a net worth of Rs. 118 Crore made his Bollywood comeback in 2013 with the film Ishkq in Paris produced by his first production. However, the film did not do well. Eventually, the actress faced huge financial losses. Even in Preity Zinta’s difficult times, Salman Khan stepped in and helped her.

Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty is said to have a net worth of Rs 134 crore, once revealed that she was unable to complete a video shoot for her cricket team. The Sukhee actress said she “couldn’t afford” to do it and had run out of supplies. However, Shilpa managed to overcome her difficulties and improve her.

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