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5 Big Bollywood Stars Who Went Almost Bankrupt

Bollywood superstars need no introduction as they enjoy a huge fan following to their name. Their fame, industrial presence and talent are the things that always kept them in buzz. Through such a huge appeal, most Bollywood superstars run several business ventures besides their Bollywood careers. However, not always do they get the taste of success, as many superstars have had to undergo huge losses in accordance to their business ventures. However, these Bollywood celebrities didn’t let setbacks stand in their way for long. Here is a list of such superstars:

1. Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan’s Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (ABCL) found itself in a big financial mess. Due to the failure, the Shahenshaah of Bollywood had almost gone bankrupt. He also shared a post on his blog, “In the year 2000, when the entire world was celebrating the new century, I was celebrating my disastrous fortune. There were no films, no money and no company.” However, Big B soon recovered his financial stance through Kaun Banega Crorepati and Mohobattein.

2. Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan went on to produce the science fiction Bollywood film named Ra.One. The overall budget of the film was ₹150 crores. However, the film didn’t do as people expected it would to, which led to King Khan’s bankruptcy. Although later on, he recovered his financials with Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Don 2.

3. Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta made her Bollywood comeback through a self-produced film named Ishqk In Paris in 2013. However, the film did not well at the box office as expected. The film’s failure left her in a bad state financially. However, her close friend and Bollywood’s Godfather, Salman Khan stepped in and helped her out of the situation.

4. Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor starrer and produced film Mera Naam Joker (1970) was a sensational movie of that era. Although it achieved phenomenal views by the critic and several awards, yet it was a big flop. Rishi Kapoor recalled Raj Kapoor’s passion for making films and said, “We were in severe problems. Then he made a film called Bobby with a new boy and a new girl, which was a huge risk after seeing the failure of Mera Naam Joker. But it became super hit and that is when his friends and my uncles insisted on him to buy a house.”

5. Govinda

Govind ruled the industry from 1990’s to early 2000’s. However, lately enough, his career has marked remarkable downfall. From the last 3-4 years, he has not done a single film. He soon found himself in debt and even broke down in front of the press. The Coolie No.1 actor made a comeback with Salman Khan’s film Partner, which got him back on his feet.


About Bishal Kalita

I hail from the city of Guwahati, Assam and strongly believe in finding a meaningful contentment in the subtle things of life. A published writer and an avid lover of literature, I am someone who is composed out of pain but watered with joy.

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