Bollywood has always, once in a while came out with biopics of famous personalities ranging from celebrities to cricketers. But, it actually takes a lot for a person to come up with their life in public, so these filmmakers definitely owe them, whether it be moral or monetary compensation. But the extent of compensation received relies completely on them.
Below we have collected a list of actors who have shared their life stories and this is the compensation they asked for.
1. Laxmi Agarwal for Chhapaak
The acid attack victim Laxmi Agarwal was paid ₹13 Lakh for the movie rights.
2. Paan Singh Tomar for Paan Singh Tomar
Allegedly, the nephew of Paan Singh Tomar was paid ₹15 lakh as royalty for the movie in which Irrfan Khan played the role of Paan Singh.
3. Sachin Tendulkar for Sachin: A Billion Dreams
The former cricket legend charged around ₹40 crores for the movie.
4. Prakash Amte for Dr. Prakash Baba Amte – The Real Hero
The renowned social worker did not accept any money for sharing his life. But he did receive a donation for his ashram.
5. Mary Kom for Mary Kom
Manipur boxing champion Mary Kom was handed a cheque of ₹25 lakhs for lending her life to the silver screen.
6. Sanjay Dutt for Sanju
The actor received ₹9-10 crores, plus a portion of the box office profits.
7. Mohammad Azharuddin for Azhar
The former cricketer and politician did not charge a penny for the biopic.
8. Milkha Singh for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
The flying Sikh accepted ₹1 for telling his story to the world.
9. Mahavir Singh Phogat for Dangal
The former wrestler received ₹80 Lakhs for sharing his life to the world.
10. Mahendra Singh Dhoni for M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
The cricketer charged ₹45 crores for the movie-making rights to his life and his availability for promotions.