Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was my favourite sportsperson as I was growing up. But then, I was too small to understand technicalities of cricket and did not have much information about the icon.
Then came his biopic that gave me a sneak peek into his life and struggles as the cricketer. These days, biopics have become a prominent trend in Bollywood. They take you through the journey of your favourite sports star(s) and all the shortcomings that they overcame to reach where they are today. Biopics have also proved to be successful at the box office.
What is noteworthy and striking is the fact that when Bollywood stars act as the real legends, they also get so inspired and do something unique. Here are all the details about leading biopics in Bollywood and how much stars charged for them.
Priyanka Chopra starred in Mary Kom's biopic. The film raked in Rs 100 crore from its worldwide collections. The movie showed her sweet, hungry for learning and in fierce attitude. Mary aka Priyanka in the film wanted to be a boxer, but her family never supported her dream. Despite all the odds coming on her way, she went ahead and accepted all the struggles and challenges.
However, boxer Mary Kom got only Rs 25 lakh for providing her life story. She was a firm supporter of Priyanka Chopra when she was promoting the film and did her part like a true woman of her words.
Actor Farhan Akhtar portrayed the role of Milkha Singh on screen. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directed the film and the movie made it to the headlines for the quality with which Milkha Singh's life was described.
You will not believe me if I say that this famous personality charged just Re 1 for his biopic.
Yes, that's it. He gave all the details and rights of his life to the makers and asked for only a rupee which is also considered as a part of auspiciousness in money matters.
The film was a celebrated success, for obvious reasons. It earned Rs 17 crore in just two days of its release. It was more of a docu-drama in which original clips that were shot by Sachin himself in real life have been shown.
My favourite Master Blaster Sachin charged Rs 40 crore for showing his life story on the screen. Yes, that's a huge amount but Sachin's life is worth more than millions.
The movie was the talk of the town for a very long time, and actor Sushant got recognition after the film. After Sachin, Sushant has been a part of various successful films and has been able to establish his career as an actor.
Former captain of Indian Cricket Team M S Dhoni charged a whopping amount of Rs 80 crore for the film in which all the details about his early life, struggles as a cricketer and even his love life have been shown.
Aamir's film Dangal broke all possible records. According to Business today, the film's earnings were approximately Rs 2,000 crore worldwide. It also starred two young girls Fatima and Sanya who portrayed the role of Aamir's daughters.
Former wrestler Mahavir agreed on Rs 80 lakh and then the makers were given a green signal to make the film on his life and how he encouraged and trained his daughters to become Olympic medal holders.
With film Pan Singh Tomar, Tigmanshu tried to bring a dynamic story alive, and it was portrayed beautifully by none other than Irrfan Khan.
The legend Pan Singh Tomar's family asked for Rs 15 lakh to let the makers portray his life on the silver screen.
The movie, Azhar, might not have made it big but Emraan's gutsy move to try something different impressed a lot of his fans. The actor is rarely seen doing such strong roles and it did make some impact.
You will again be surprised to know that former Indian cricket captain Azhar did not charge a single penny for the film. Yes, he gave all the details of his life, and a film was made out of it, but he did not ask for a single rupee.
That's all, people.
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