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.

Pay people received to share their biopic to Bollywood
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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.

Paan Singh Tomar for Paan Singh Tomar
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3. Sachin Tendulkar for Sachin: A Billion Dreams

The former cricket legend charged around ₹40 crores for the movie.

Sachin Tendulkar for Sachin: A Billion Dreams
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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.

Prakash Amte for Dr. Prakash Baba Amte - The Real Hero
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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.

Mary Kom for Mary Kom
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6. Sanjay Dutt for Sanju

The actor received ₹9-10 crores, plus a portion of the box office profits.

Sanjay Dutt for Sanju
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7. Mohammad Azharuddin for Azhar

The former cricketer and politician did not charge a penny for the biopic.

Mohammad Azharuddin for Azhar
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8. Milkha Singh for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

The flying Sikh accepted ₹1 for telling his story to the world.

Milkha Singh for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
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9. Mahavir Singh Phogat for Dangal

The former wrestler received ₹80 Lakhs for sharing his life to the world.

Mahavir Singh Phogat for Dangal
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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.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni for M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
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