Isn’t it exciting to know that you’re important enough for a movie to be made in your life, given that you know we all somewhere think it is one? It’s not for us, but it’s the right way of making money with just a story for a celebrity. Being a Filmee Keeda, I’ve always wanted to live Bollywood style, jab we met songs in the background and a love story like M.S. Dhoni, but isn’t that an actual story?
This Is What Celebrities Charged For Their Biopics
Mahi has always won hearts with how he bats, but he did a lot more through this. Neeraj Pandey’s movie chronicles star late Sushant Singh Rajput as the motorbike enthusiast and discover his journey from being a young kid who loved football and found his way to cricket. The movie covers his job as a ticket collector at a railway station, victories, and downfalls of his personal life, including his career. He walks straight from the field to our hearts with a bag full of 45 crore rupees in his hands as per a Quint article in 2016. However, it was later called a rumor by the times of India.
Another very popular biopic amongst all three generations (us, our parents, and their parents) is Sanju. With Sanjay Duty being one of Bollywood’s most beloved bad boys; this movie made a box office collection of Rs 341.22 crore. Baba, however, with his dashing personality, made his personal information quite expensive and charged appx. ₹9-10 crores as negotiated by his team but Baba was also given a share of profits from the movie’s box office collection.
Mary Kom, the nation’s pride, has a story worth sharing, and with Priyanka Chopra playing the part, the movie appealed for itself. Kom’s life milestones, including the notable victory at the 2008 World Boxing Championships in Ningbo, made her a national pride and a role model to all the mothers and girls out there. With a story like that, Mary took home a stunning ₹25 lakh. With a beautiful performance by Chopra, Darshan Kumaar, Robin Das, Rajni Basumatary, and Sunil Thapa, the movie won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film.
4. Paan Singh Tomar
As the lead, with Irfan Khan, we don’t need another reason to watch a movie. However, this movie also shows the life of a national hero, a champion, and how he became an infamous falcon. As if that wasn’t enough, this movie also led to a feud which resulted in an FIR against Tigmanshu Dhulia by the nephew of the athlete who, as per the Hindustan Times, accused him of not paying the promised ₹40 lakhs. As per Mid-Day, Paan Singh Tomar’s family received only ₹15 lakh for the film, and no more money has been given as per public records.
While, as per a few leeches in society, it’s ok to ruin a person’s life because they hurt your “ego,” it isn’t easy for a survivor to survive their lives after becoming a victim. This renowned activist got stuck in an unexpected, painful turmoil but later she became stronger and even had the glamorous Deepika Padukone playing her part. Laxmi charged only ₹13 lakh to share her life’s story.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
The flying Sikh, Milkha Singh charged ₹1 to share his life story, and a story like that still inspires 1 million. In reel and real life, this movie shows the expression of being down to Earth. Not only the man but the cast as well charged very less for their roles, as per Hindustan Times. You may not believe it, Sonam Kapoor Abuja charged only ₹11 while Farhan Akhtar joked, saying, “I charged 100 meters for 11.4 seconds.” While The report mentions that this was the time clocked in by Milkha Singh in the Olympics race.