Bollywood actors from Srk to Kajol didn’t charge any money for doing some of these amazing projects! They paid more attention to performing it to the best of their ability and that’s what makes us love them even more. Check these movies, and the appearances, they made for free!
17 Bollywood actors who didn’t charge for these movies and appearances! Actors in Bollywood are known for the high amount they charge for taking up a project. However, sometimes actors only accept a small or no amount at all for movies they do. But for those who don’t know, there are some stars who didn’t charge a single penny for some of the most iconic films and songs they have featured in? This is also because they gave more attention to playing those roles rather than the money.
17 Bollywood actors who didn’t charge for these movies and appearances! Let’s have a look at some of these actors who didn’t charge any money for doing these films!
One of the best performances for ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, Farhan made it one of a complete success of his career. He underwent a lot of physical transformations to fit into the role. Farhan justified the character so well that today also people appreciate him for the movie. He didn’t charge any money for the movie.Farhan Akhtar took Rs 11 as a token of appreciation.
The Ramleela actress is one of the highest paid among the actresses in the industry today. She also broke a lot of stereotypes relating to the gender-pay gap in the industry as well. Deepika didn’t charge any fee for her debut Bollywood film ‘Om Shanti Om’. The movie was a blockbuster hit at the box office. Deepika made her brand value while doing her first film with SRK since then, and is also receiving a lot of movies and commercial ads up until now.
Shahid Kapoor won praises for his outstanding performance in the film, ‘Haider’. Despite the film’s huge success, the actor didn’t charge any fee for his role because he wanted the budget of the movie to remain stable.
17 Bollywood actors: One of the commercially established heroes of the industry, Bajraangi Bhaiijan star produces most of his films. Do you know that he is one of those actors who already made his appearance in more than 30 films? All these special appearances were highly promoted. But Salman Khan didn’t charge any money for his role in Tees Maar Khan, Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani, Om Shanti Om, Hero, Zero, Fugly and Son of Sardaar. Salman also helps others promoting their films as well.
Big-B did his film ‘Black’ opposite Rani Mukherji for free. In an interview he said, that being a part of a brilliant film like Black was above anything for him. Amitabh also appeared in a lot of special appearances for many films, he also didn’t charge for any fee. One of them was for a Bhojpuri film ‘Ganga’, it was his make-up man’s request to be a part of his film. Amitabh strongly opposed taking any money from him saying that, ‘It’s you for whom I look good onscreen, and therefore I won’t charge any money for appearing in this movie.”
Shah Rukh Khan
Being a megastar, King Khan is also one of those humble people you’ll come across. He has always been there for his friends when they needed him. In fact, he refused to charge any money for his role in Hey Ram opposite Kamal Hassan, Bhootnath Returns, Krazzy 4 and Dulha Mil Gaya.
17 Bollywood actors: Mr Perfectionist’s way of taking up projects is completely different from the others. In an interview, he said that ‘I don’t charge a single rupee for my films. When all the costs are recovered and after everyone is paid, I become the last person taking the profits. I feel responsible even if the film doesn’t do well at the box office, there should be no harm caused to the shares.”
Meena Kumari was one of the iconic actresses the nation knows yet today. She took Rs 1 as a token of appreciation for her role in the film Pakeezah that released in 1972. The film was a huge success. Just a few week after its release, she died due to liver cirrhosis.
Released in 2003, Irrfan didn’t charge any fee for his film ‘Road to Ladakh’. The director of the film made it on his budget from the college funds he had. The crew for the film was also new, thereby most of them didn’t charge for any fee for their contribution to the film.
Well-known for his versatility, Nawaz charged only Rs 1 as a token of appreciation for his film ‘Manto’. He also dosen’t charge that much for his films. Nawaz also didn’t charge any fee for his film, HaraamKhor.
Katrina is a good friend to Karan Johar. She impressed everyone with her dance moves in Chikni Chameli from the film Agneepath. Katrina didn’t charge a single penny for this item song. It was kind of a token for Karan from Katrina as she wanted to take attention to grab Karan’s next movie.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
Bebo danced her heart out and performed the iconic song, ‘Fevicol Se’ from Dabangg 2. She didn’t charge any fee for it and also for the song ‘Marjaani Marjaani’ from the song Billu opposite SRK.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Priyanka did one special appearance in the film Billu for ‘Khudaya’ song. This is the first and last time she made a special appearance for free. She got more popularity since then and also bagged Don 2.
Sonakshi appeared in a song with Akshay Kumar in the film ‘Boss’. For this appearance in ‘Har Kisi Ko’, she didn’t take any charges. She did it free for her good friend, Akki.
Rani proved her worth in the film industry from the very beginning of her career. One of the top actresses of the ’90s, she didn’t charge any money for her role in her best friend Karan Johar’s, K3G.
Sonam Kapoor also didn’t charge any rupee for her film ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. She took Rs 1 as a symbol for appreciation for her role
Kajol also did not charge any fee for making appearances in Kjo’s Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Kal Ho Na ho and Student Of The year. She did it all for free being Karan’s good friend.
17 Bollywood actors who didn’t charge for these movies and appearances! So these were some of the actors who didn’t charge any money for their roles or songs in the movie. They gave more emphasis on their roles and especially on the bond they share with each other. Drop any star if you think we missed it who didn’t take any money for doing films, in the comment section. Stay tuned for more updates!