Govinda, Shah Rukh Khan To Amitabh Bachchan, Celebs Who Went From Hero To Zero To Hero Battling Bankruptcy

By Shrikrishna Iyer May 14, 2021

Amitabh Bachchan

Big B established Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (ABCL) in 1996 and by 1999 found itself in a financial mess.

The veteran actor came out of bankruptcy when he was offered Kaun Banega Crorepati, and Mohabattein.

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri produced the science fiction superhero film Ra. One at the budget of Rs 150 crore. But unfortunately, the film failed to make a mark at the box office.

King Khan even signed blank cheques during the production of this film. However, he then quickly recovered from bankruptcy with Don 2 and Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta made her Bollywood comeback with Ishkq in Paris in 2013, which was produced by her own production company.

However, her close friend and Bollywood’s Godfather, Salman Khan stepped in and helped her out of the situation.

Raj Kapoor

Mera Naam Joker, which was released in 1970, became an iconic film and fetched international acclamation for Raj Kapoor, but the film tanked at the box office.

Then he made a film called Bobby. But it became super hit and that is when his friends and my uncles insisted on him to buy a house.


He ruled the box office in the 90s and early 2000s. But his career soon came to end.

The Coolie No.1 actor made a comeback with Salman Khan’s film Partner, which got him back on his feet.