7 Indian Sportsperson Who Were Handsomely Paid For Their Biopics

Sports Personalities

In recent years, it is seen that biopics that been a noticeable trend in Bollywood. The real-life stories of real heroes, full of passion and determination have been a successful experiment as far as box office is concerned.

It is more interesting that the biopics of sports personalities gain more popularity, all thanks to the country’s adoration for its sports heroes. There are many biopics made on the sports personalities that have made the makers earn a lot. But do you know how much do these real heroes get to share their stories. Have a look!


#1 Mary Kom

Mary Kom

Mary Kom, a movie based on the life of the boxer was much liked by the audience. Mary Kom was paid Rs. 25 lakhs to share her story on screen. The movie was successful and raked in 100 crores which is much more than the entire life’s earning of the boxer.

#2 M.S. Dhoni- The Untold Story

M.S Dhoni

M.S Dhoni- The untold story was one of the most awaited films of the year. Nothing can compete the excitement that people had to know the story of our captain cool. Well, Dhoni charged a whopping 60 crores from the makers of the film to render his story.

#3 Paan Singh Tomar

Paan Singh Tomer

Paan Singh Tomer is the valiant tale of the turned bandit which was brought forward by Timanghshu Dhulia. The movie worked fine at the box office and raked in some good amount of money. However, Paan Singh Tomer was paid only 15 lakhs to render his story.


#4 Sachin- A Billion Dreams


When you have the God of Cricket as the subject of your movie, it is hard to comprehend the amount of excitement it would spark off to the public. The movie fetched 17 crores at the box office in just 2 days. Although there was nothing official but sources say that Sachin was paid Rs. 40 crores for his biopic documentary.

#5 Azhar


Azhar is a movie that showcased the life of one of the most controversial Indian cricket captain. Though the movie did not work wonders on screen, yet it was exciting to see the life history of the cricketer. Azharuddin did not charge a single penny to share his story.

#6 Dangal


Dangal movie is a biopic of the wrestlers Mahavir Phogat. The film was a hit and broke many records in Bollywood and even crossed 2000 crores mark worldwide. But despite the huge earnings, the wrestler turned coach was paid only Rs. 80 lakhs for sharing his story.

#7 Bhaag Milkha Bhaag


Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a biopic based on the story of famous field sprinter Milkha Singh. Surprisingly, Milkha Singh charged only Re. 1 for the movie as his only aim was to inspire the youngsters and money was never his priority. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra paid him with a rare one Rupee note which was printed in 1958, the same year in which Milkha won the first gold medal in common wealth.


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