Instead they patiently waited for their movies to go super-duper hit, and then had a lump sum share of the profits instead. Smart move, eh? Here are 7 Bollywood stars who did movie roles for free and still earned like a boss!
It takes talent and brains to get where this man is today. But mostly brains. Apparently, Aamir Khan did not charge at all for his role in the movie, PK. The star has been following a profit sharing module for quite some time now and trust us when we say that he’s earning BIG. The actor had a 33 per cent stake and earned up to Rs. 150 crores! *faints*
Bollywood’s khilaadi, Akshay Kumar is a risk taker at heart. The actor’s upcoming venture, Airlift is one of the most awaited films of next year and Akshay knows that very well too. The actor hasn’t charged a penny for the movie, instead has asked for 80 per cent stake in the profits. *speechless*
Aishwarya Rai’s comeback made a great impression on the box office and that reflected in her fees for the film. That’s right, even Aish turned to this profit sharing module for her latest venture, Jazbaa and earned over Rs. 3 crores! Not bad at all, huh?
Shah Rukh Khan
One of the richest actors in the world, SRK too follows this module and has made quite a lot of big bucks with profits from many of his movies.
Sallu bhai too is up with the trends and doing what his co-actors are doing. For his latest release, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo the actor did not charge any fee but opted to share profits instead. With 50% stake in profits and the movie already doing so well at the box office, we can only imagine how much Salman must’ve made!
Following the popular example of many actors, Deepika too chose this path. The actress agreed on a profit sharing deal for Finding Fanny and made big bucks. Although the actress had received a minimal amount at the beginning, this profit sharing module has been the real deal for her monetary success.
Following his girlfriend’s example, even Ranveer took to this profit sharing module. For Ranveer’s upcoming release, Bajirao Mastani, the actor has struck a deal and hasn’t charged even a rupee for his role. How much the star profits from this deal, only time will tell.