Top 10 Bollywood Celebrities Who Went Broke

Here are our pick for top 10 Bollywood celebrities that went broke Once in Life. Often we see Bollywood stars putting their hands on some sort of side business. They tend to lose a lot of money at one point or another in their career through such business. However, they do recover from their movies and promotional schemes.

Top 10 Bollywood Celebrities Who Went Broke

1. Shah Rukh Khan

To fulfill his kids’ dream of having a superhero father, Shah Rukh played Ra. One. But, he also invested a lot in the movie which turned out to be a flop. Almost taking a budget of 100 Crores, the movie was a big box office flop, leaving Shah Rukh with nothing in hand. He admits that this was his biggest career mistake.

2. Abitabh Bachhan

Amitabh Bachhan went in a lot of hard times financially in the year 2000. His company ABCL went on to be in a lot of loss. The same year, he didn’t have any movies to do either. He did recover as Kaun Banega Crorepati was on the line for him and till date he has been successful in the financial field.

3. Preity Zinta

The actress who was wildly famous for her roles in movies like Kal Ho Naa Ho and Dil Chahta Hain, went on to have a loss-full time when she decided to produce a movie. The movie she directed was Ishq In Paris, which had her lose her investments in the movie.

4. Jackie Shroff

Jackie, who was a hit actor, had some debt from Sajid Nadiadwala to produce the movie BOOM. The movie was such a flop that Jackie couldn’t pay his debt back. He even suffered from the movie getting pirated after its release. It was reported by many sources that Salman Khan helped Jackie to get rid of the debt.

5. Shweta Basu

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National Award Winner actress Shweta Basu also had been broke in her life. She had no work to do in her life. She was found involved in some sex racket and was arrested for the same.

6. Abhay Deol

The well reputed self-made actor of Bollywood Abhay Deol suffered some financial issues when he decided to produce a movie. He produced a movie called One By Two that went on to be a flop. Furthermore, the music of the movie suffered delay as well which was pretty loss-full. He had to sell his house to pay back his debt he took for the production of the movie.

7. Govinda

Govinda admits that once in his career he had very less amount of cash. It was during the debut of her daughter in Bollywood. He admits not even having money to pay for cab fare and such extra expenses. Later on, after Salman helped him with the movie Partner, his condition went on to become brighter.

8. Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty had once gone broke and admits the fact. She has told that she had no money to make the promotional video for her team in IPL Rajasthan Royals.

9. Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor’s dream project Mera Naam Joker didn’t do any good. His effort went waste, and so did his investment in the movie which made the guy have empty pockets for a while.

10. A. K. Hangal

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The actor who is widely known from Sholay had also seen and been in some poor financial days in his life. On his last days of his life, he didn’t even have money to pay for his medicine. The revelation of such news had other actors such as Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, etc help him get through with the expenses.

So this is all about top 10 Bollywood celebrities that went broke Once in Life. It may be just self claimed condition to cover up something like taxes and other financial things. You can add some stories here, if you like.