It’s no secret that Bollywood celebrities earn huge amounts from making movies. However, sometimes actors don’t make movies just for the money, but just for the friendship. That said, many A-list actors, from Salman Khan to Deepika Padukone, have often agreed to board without charging a single penny or almost any money. There are times when stars show their generous side and drop their huge fees for a reason. Today we bring you a list of actors who made movies for free.
Salman Khan is known for his generous nature. He gave up his fee for not one or two, but three films. Salman didn’t charge a single penny for his appearance in Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Dutt’s Son Of Sardar. He had also waived his fees for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. And Salman agreed to make an appearance in Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi’s film Godfather only on the condition that he would not take money for it.
Shah Rukh Khan is the king of Bollywood for a reason. Despite being one of the highest paid actors, SRK performed for free in Krazzy 4. He also didn’t charge a penny for his appearance in Bhoothnath Returns and Dulha Mil Gaya.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is the industry’s most wanted veteran. However, he starred in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Black at no cost. Big B always wanted to be part of the filmmaker’s project, so when he got an opportunity, it was overwhelming for him.
Shahid Kapoor received critical acclaim for his role in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider. He had given up his fee for the film in order for the film to succeed at the box office. Vishal Bhardwaj also waived his full charges for the same reason.
Deepika Padukone is one of the best actresses in the industry. This generous beauty didn’t charge a single penny for Om Shanti Om as she was making her debut against SRK and that was enough for her. Without a doubt, the film really worked for her.
Katrina Kaif gave us great movies like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. Katrina didn’t ask for money to do the song Chikni Chameli in Agneepath. It was because of her affair with Karan Johar.
Global star Priyanka Chopra is among the highest paid actors in Bollywood. She made a special appearance in the movie Billu, with the song, You Get Me Rocking & Reeling, only for SRK.
Kareena Kapoor Khan exceeded her generosity and worked for her friends for free. As a token of friendship with SRK and Salman, she made Billu’s song Marjaani for free and also Fevicol Se for Dabangg 2.
Rani made a brief appearance in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and did not charge any money for her appearance in the film.
Rajkummar gave us a stellar performance in Trapped. According to reports, he worked in this movie for free and said, “Some movies are not for the box office, they are for life. I’ll leave this world after 50 years or whatever…when people talk about 10 Rajkummar Rao movies, they’ll talk about Trapped.
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