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6 Bollywood Celebs Who Went Bankrupt

Posted May 19, 2014 @ 09:42 am
by MTV Editor

Forget luxuries, at one point in time, these celebrities couldn’t afford to make ends meet.

6 Bollywood Celebs Who Went Bankrupt

It’s easy to mint the green in Bollywood but it’s just as easy to lose it. Here are 6 Bollywood Celebs Who Went Broke At One Point In The Career:

 

1. Amitabh Bachchan

He is the Hindi Film Industry’s reigning emperor but back in 2000, Amitabh Bachchan’s company ‘ABCL’ went bankrupt and was over 90 crores in debt. In fact, he also had to put his bungalow, Prateeksha, for mortgage. It was only after he was offered the ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ gig did the actor recover from his financial woes. 

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan

 

2. Preity Zinta

After the disaster that was her production, Ishqq in Paris, we hear Preity Zinta has been plagued with financial crises. The actress has confessed that Salman Khan offered to help her with her finances after reports suggested that she has put her apartment up for rent. Writer-director Abbas Tyrewala who wrote 'Ishkq In Paris' slapped a case against the actress for non-payment of dues

Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta

 

3. Jackie Shroff

Jackie Shroff faced a financial debacle when he loaned money from filmmaker Sajid Nadiawala, in 2008, but couldn’t repay the dues. Salman Khan had to intervene in this matter as Sajid Nadiawala wanted to proceed with the legal route to recover his money. Rumour has it that Jackie Shroff had to sell off his flats to return the loan amount.

Jackie Shroff

Jackie Shroff

 

4. A.K Hangal

After having been part of blockbusters like Sholay and Aaina, 95-year-old A K Hangal went bankrupt and couldn't even pay off his medical bills. Actors like Jaya Bachchan and Salman Khan came to the actor’s assistance and paid off his dues.

AK hangal

AK hangal

 

5. Priyanka Kothari

After her brief stint as Ram Gopal Varma’s IT girl, Priyanka Kothari couldn’t manage another Bollywood break or land any roles in regional films. 

Priyanka Kothari

Priyanka Kothari

 

6. Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan had to break the bank to make his dream film, Ra One. The actor admitted that the film not only took a toll on his time but also on his wallet. Well, it’s a good thing the film fared well, bankruptcy doesn’t become King Khan.

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan

 

Which Bollywood actor’s bankruptcy shocked you the most? Tell us in the comments below.

 

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