Do you Remember Shahid Kapoor had decided not to charge any fees for the movie Haider because he didn’t want the movie budget to suffer? Well, the result was visible.
Haider went on to win several awards at various award functions, including five national awards for Best Male Playback Singer, Best Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Music Direction, and Best Choreography.
Well, while we can’t say that the success was solely because of Kapoor, he surely played a huge role in it.
When an actor decided to let go of crores, the producers are surely benefitted. Here is a list of other Bollywood actors who decided to allow their time to films and songs, without charging any money from the makers.
1Shah Rukh Khan
The man who can charge crores for some minutes of his life, the Bollywood Badshah appeared in a guest role in Bhoothnath Returns. His role was an extended version of his role from Bhoothnath, the prequel of the movie.
Salman is known to have a heart of gold, which is why he has worked for free in several of his friends’ movies. Remember his performances in Dhai Akshar Prem Ke, Tees Maar Khan, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Om Shanti Om and Son of Sardaar? Reportedly, he didn’t charge a single penny for any of these special appearances.
Ever wondered why megastar Amitabh Bachchan worked in regional cinema? This was because of his makeup man Deepak Sawant, who turned producer of Bhojpuri movies, and Bachchan decided to work in his movies, Ganga, Gangotri and Ganga Devi for free.
Kajol appears in a brief role in all of Karan Johar’s movies as the producer-director considers her to be his lucky charm, but the actress never takes any money for this gesture.
Being a good friend of Karan Johar ever since he cast her in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Mukherjee didn’t charge Johar for her brief role in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.
Sinha, who has worked with Akshay Kumar in Rowdy Rathore, Joker, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara, and Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty didn’t charge for her brief role in Boss, which starred Kumar in the main lead.
For an item song in Karan Malhotra’s directorial venture Agneepath, Kaif decided not to charge any money from producer Karan Johar.