Bollywood has always produced biopics of notable people, ranging from superstars to cricketers, every now and again. However, it takes a lot for someone to come up with their lives in public, therefore these filmmakers owe them something, whether it’s moral or monetary. However, the amount of compensation they receive is entirely dependent on them.
We’ve compiled a list of performers who have disclosed their personal tales, along with the compensation they requested.
1. Laxmi Agarwal for Chhapaak
Laxmi Agarwal, an acid assault victim, was awarded Rs. 13 lakh for the film rights.
2. Paan Singh Tomar for Paan Singh Tomar
According to reports, Paan Singh Tomar’s nephew received a royalty payment of Rs. 15 lakh for the film in which Irrfan Khan played Paan Singh.
3. Sachin Tendulkar for Sachin: A Billion Dreams
The film cost around 40 crores, according to the former cricket legend.
4. Prakash Amte for Dr. Prakash Baba Amte – The Real Hero
The well-known social worker refused to take money in exchange for sharing his storey. He did, however, receive a gift for his ashram.
5. Mary Kom for Mary Kom
Mary Kom, the boxing champion of Manipur, was presented with a check worth Rs. 25 lakh for her contribution to the silver screen.
6. Sanjay Dutt for Sanju
The actor was paid between 9 and 10 crores, plus a percentage of the box office receipts.
7. Mohammad Azharuddin for Azhar
The biopic was free of charge to the former cricketer and politician.
8. Milkha Singh for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
The flying Sikh was paid 1 for telling his story with the rest of the world.
9. Mahavir Singh Phogat for Dangal
For sharing his life with the world, the former wrestler was awarded a sum of 80 lakh rupees.
10. Mahendra Singh Dhoni for M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
For the movie-making rights to his life and his availability for promotions, the cricketer demanded Rs 45 crores.