Bollywood celebrities are often associated with popularity and a lavish lifestyle, but life isn’t always easy for them. Actors frequently invest their hard-earned money in ventures that do not bring them the expected profits.
TV actress Rupali Ganguly, popularly known as Anupamaa, said in a recent interview with Pinkvilla that her father, director Anil Ganguly, was forced to sell their house due to a project that was delayed. He was in the film alongside Dharmendra, a well-known actor. Ganguly claimed the film took four years to complete and their family suffered a “massive loss” as a result. This impacted his father as his “USP was creating images quickly”. Her father collaborated with Dharmendra in the 1991 film “Dushman Devta”.
From Govinda to Anupam Kher, here are five actors who went bankrupt and also recovered through hard work and persistence.
Actor Govinda’s dominance in Bollywood came to an end after years of success and he didn’t receive any offers for three to four years. The star got into debt and even cracked up in front of the media. “Partner,” his comeback film starring Salman Khan, was key to his financial recovery.
Veteran actor Jackie Shroff has revealed he took out a loan from filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala in 2008 and couldn’t repay it on time because he had no money after a series of flops. It was also reported that he sold his real estate to deal with the financial crisis. Once again, Salman Khan came to his rescue and helped the actor out of his financial crisis.
Shah Rukh Khan
Bolly star Shah Rukh Khan put his all into ‘Ra.One’, a 150 crore movie co-produced by his wife Gauri Khan. When the film exploded at the box office, however, the actor didn’t get much. During the production of the film, he would have signed blank checks. “Don 2” and “Jab Tak Hai Jaan,” on the other hand, demonstrated that the actor was still relevant and benefited him financially.
Actress Preity Zinta made her Bollywood comeback in 2013 with the film “Ishkq in Paris”, which she produced with her own production company. However, the picture did not do as well as expected at the box office. His financial situation deteriorated following the failure of the film. Salman Khan, a personal friend and Bollywood star, stepped in to help her out of the situation.
In 2004, veteran actor Anupam Kher said he started his acting school to get out of debt. He also claimed that he failed in all elements of filmmaking and went bankrupt. He started his theater school in a hall with only 12 students at the time.