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An actor blessed with tremendous talent and immense kindness, Chadwick Boseman’s battle with cancer came to an unfortunate end, leaving his friends and fans devastated.
As the world comes to terms with his departure, the true legacy of this iconic actor will continue to play out through his powerful portrayal of some legendary characters, both real and imagined.
Boseman’s breakout role where he embodied the baseball legend, Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), revealed his unique talent of bringing out the human and warm side of towering real-life heroes.
His indelible portrayal of the great American superstar and the Godfather of Soul, James Brown in a vulnerable, bare-all biopic, Get On Up (2014) is a must-watch.
Boseman with his effervescent swagger and idealism was outstanding as Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American lawyer to hold a seat on the Supreme Court, in Marshall (2017), a courtroom drama that brings to life a case from the civil rights lawyer’s early career.
But the movie whose cultural impact will be felt for generations is Black Panther (2018) where Boseman is compelling and convincing as His Majesty of Wakanda himself, Black Panther.
Bollywood as an industry is often believed to support favouritism and nepotism. It is said that entry in Bollywood is easier for star kids than for those who do not have an acting background. However, not every star kid gets appreciation from the audience and some had to leave acting due to their movies not doing well at the box office.
Some of them look a leap at Entrepreneurship and have received much more success in their business than what they received as actors.
Here are five such ‘star kids’ who were not much successful in their acting career but are now managing a multicore business:
Jackky Bhagnani, the son of producer Vashu Bhagnani, is an actor, music curator, and entrepreneur and a film producer too. In 2009, Jackky made his first appearance in Bollywood with the movie Kal Kissne Dekha, which did not much admiration from the audience.
Later, he tried his acting skills in a few other films like Youngistaan, Welcome 2 Karachi, F.A.L.T.U and few others. Since he failed to make a mark as an actor, he decided to become a producer and an entrepreneur, and achieved success.
Jackky Bhagnani is the founder of the creative music label JJust music. Apart from being an entrepreneur, he is the producer of Coolie No.1 which had Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan in the lead roles and the soon to be released Akshay Kumar starrer Bell Bottom.
Twinkle Khanna, the daughter of famous B-town actors Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, is an interior designer, an author, newspaper columnist, film producer and a Bollywood actress. In the 1990s and early 2000s, she gave some noticeable performances but eventually gave up her acting career.
She is now the author of two bestselling novels Mrs Funny Bones and The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad. She also owns an interior designing company by the name of The White Window. She is also the brand ambassador of Kohler, which is a global lifestyle brand. She has an estimated net worth of around $30 million.
Tusshar Kapoor, the son of popular Bollywood actor Jeetendra Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor, is an actor and a film producer. He had worked in many Hindi movies such as Khakee, Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai, Kya Kool Hai Hum, Dhol and a few more but dint succeeded much.
Though despite being the son of a famous B-town actor, his movies failed to impress the audience. After his movies failed to rake in good numbers at the box office, he decided to open his own production house, Tusshar Entertainment House, in 2017 and has recently produced Akshay Kumar’s Laxmii.
Until 2019, Tusshar also was the Non-Independent Non-Executive director at Balaji Motion Pictures and Balaji Telefilms. He has a total worth of around $11 million.
Uday Chopra, the son of veteran film director late Yash Chopra, is an assistant director, producer, screenwriter, and Bollywood actor. He made his first appearance on the big screen with Mohabbatein in 2000, which was a big hit.
Later he worked in a few more movies, such as Dhoom, Neal N Nikki, Pyaar Impossible and a few more. But all these movies were not much applauded by the public. While he could not make a mark as an actor in B-Town, in
2011, he decided to move to LA and found YRF Entertainment there and produced two Hollywood movies- The Longest Week and Monaco’s Grace.
He also owns a comic label named Yomics, under which he has created the comic version of his father’s super-hit movies.
Harman Baweja, son of film director Harry Baweja and producer Pammi Baweja is a film producer, an Indian actor, and a successful entrepreneur. Harman Baweja made his first appearance on a big screen in the movie Love Story 2050, produced and directed by his own parents.
The film did not do well and according to reports, it could recover only half the amount of its 40-crore budget. He acted in a few other films, but they failed to impress the box office.
After quitting his acting career he founded a fitness brand Health Naturel’s, which became popular for launching a health supplement in 2016 called Quick Burn Plus.
He calls himself a Poker lover and owns a poker team in Raj Kundra’s poker tournament Match India Poker League. His net worth is around $5 million.
B-town celebrities are another class of nobility for Indians. Their extravagant way of living and enigmatic personality makes them popular among their fans. Everything they own is exclusively fashionable and pricey, either their clothes or their vacation places, or the houses in which they live.
They make sure to spend an insane amount of money to live that exorbitant life. Their homes are so expensive and beautifully built that one cannot underestimate the luxury of these houses.
Four Bollywood celebrities who own the most expensive and luxurious house estimated to be 100 crores plus are:
Amitabh Bachchan, also called Big B of the movie industry, is one of the famous actors of Bollywood. He owns five luxurious houses in Mumbai, and he and his family reside in a beautiful mansion near VL Mehta Road, Juhu, Mumbai, called Jalsa. Jalsa is a two-story building covering a total of 10,125 square of land, which also has an alluring backyard.
This beautiful mansion, a combination of refined taste and elegant design, features warmth, comfort, and luxury. It has exotic furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, unique wall prints, mirrored shelves, exclusive Indian motifs, and modern interiors that use wood and earthy stones.
But here is an interesting fact about Jalsa that Bollywood director Ramesh Sippy gifted this priceless estate to him for his outstanding acting in the movie Satte pe Satta in 1982. The property estimated to be between 100-120 crores is so popular among his fans that they come from far to see his magnificent home. Apart from this, he is also the proud owner of the other three properties, Vatsa, Janak, and Pratiksha.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Priyanka Chopra, after marrying, Nick Jonas purchased their first expensive house in the Encino neighborhood, a posh area of San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. The true meaning of home is perfectly defined by their gorgeous mansion. The residence spread over three acres in the Encino neighbourhood and overlooks the California greenery and the hills.
Their luxurious home comprises eleven bathrooms, seven bedrooms, a large, beautiful backyard with an infinity pool, a movie theatre with a screen of IMAX proportions, a wet bar, a two-lane bowling alley, a mirror-walled gymnasium, underground games room with a pool table, and an indoor basketball court.
One can enjoy the valley view at its best as the mansion has a double-height ceiling and mirrored walls. The interior of the home is a blissful combination of modern accents and rustic charms with earthy tones. As both being pet lovers, their two dogs Gino and Diana, are a part of their family.
They bought this luxurious property for an estimated INR 144 crores or 20 million USD.
Shahrukh Khan, aka King Khan is the second richest actor in the Bollywood Industry. His six-storeyed inordinate bungalow, Mannat, located at the bandstand in Bandra West, Mumbai, has been declared a tourist spot and a heritage site. Hence after being mentioned as a heritage site, it could never get demolished.
He has such a huge fan following that people visit his mansion daily to get his one glimpse. The best designers in the world designed his super luxurious and beautiful home. A multi-storeyed building connected by the elevators has five bedrooms, basement parking, a swimming pool, a library, a gym, and a mini theatre.
The mansion incorporates the neo-classical elements within itself and has modern and stylish interiors. M.F. Hussain’s paintings, art objects, antiques adore the two living rooms of his sweet home. One complete floor serves as the playing area for children, an entertainment center, a private bar, and a library. It also has an extended second wing which houses his studio and office with a sprawling kitchen and an equipped gym.
The estimated worth of his sea-facing marvel is approximately 200 crores.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Actress Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra’s royal mansion Kinara is located next to Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple in Juhu. Shilpa Shetty, all by herself, designed and decorated the royal residence with exotic things from all over the world and by keeping the Vaastu and Feng Shui in mind too. The architectural interiors are a perfect combination of traditional and personal choices and a glamour of ultra-modern luxury.
Shilpa being an animal print lover hence the drawing-room of her beautiful home is diffused with a zebra print. Some of the beautiful and exotic things in her house are the majestic chandeliers, the Zen garden, the 14-feet high ceilings, and the antique Tibetan door.
As both are cricket fans, they have the cricket bats signed by famous cricketers. A garden with stone structures, a gym area, a private bar, a life-size wooden horse statue adds elegance and charm to Kinara.
Her lavish bungalow according to rough estimates, is worth INR 100 crores.
Women across the globe have been doing wonders, and hence today’s world is not a man’s world anymore. Known for excelling in every field, women play a vital role by being the most responsible member of the family too. In the past, Bollywood Cinema was all about the heroes where women barely got a chance to perform. But with time, this whole scenario got changed.
Nowadays, women-oriented movies are equally preferred by the audience as they have accepted the fact that along with the man, a woman can also carry a film solely on her shoulders.
Here are the three most prominent and strongest women of the entertainment industry who have not only entertained us for years but also are the successful, influential and powerful in their own respect:
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai is an Indian actress who made her mark as a global icon by winning the title of Miss World at the early age of 21. From being considered as the most beautiful woman in the world by the International media, a variety of Tulips at the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands, are also named after her.
This gorgeous actress is an ultimate diva who has been inspiring the world with her roles and she has won million hearts with her stunning performance in the entertainment Industry.
Aishwarya Rai, in 2001, was named among the top five Indian movie stars by Forbes. She is the youngest Indian actress to receive the Padma Shiri from the Indian Government for her contribution to Indian cinema in the year 2009. Later in 2012, the French Government honored her with Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for her influence in literature, culture, and arts in France and throughout the world.
In the International market, she possesses one of the highest brand names in the market by endorsing some of the most reputed brands. She had earned a total wealth of around INR 277 crores from her modeling and acting career and other professions such as brand endorsements and personal investments.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena Kapoor Khan is a famous Indian actress born in the fifth generation of the Kapoor family who has been ruling Bollywood since their first generation. She made her debut in Bollywood in 2000 with the movie Refugee, which received an excellent response from the audience. Since then, Kareena Kapoor has been an inspiration to many young women. Along with her acting, she made various public appearances to promote charitable organizations.
In 2003, she performed in fundraising for the World Youth Peace Summit and had participated in a concert to raise money for the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.
She is also actively involved in supporting and promoting children’s education and women’s safety. In 2010, she had been appointed as the ambassador for the Shakti Campaign on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, as she took part in the international campaign 1GOAL education.
In January 2014, she started working with UNICEF to increase the quality of education in India and to promote the education of girl children. This diva because of her natural beauty has been chosen as the cover of renowned fashion magazines, named Vogue India and Harper’s Bazaar India.
She also owns an impressive collection of cars including Mercedes Benz S Class, Audi R8 and others. She has a net worth of around INR 440 crores which she has earned from stage shows & tours, brand endorsements, movies, and radio shows.
Deepika started her career as a model and has made us all very proud by being an international actress. Before starting her career in acting, she was a well-known national-level badminton player.
With her beauty, elegance, and uniqueness she has been an inspiration to many who wanted to thrive high in the film industry. The queen of B-town had won several awards and recognitions for her challenging roles and unique choice of films despite all odds. Her performances in Padmavat and Mastani had shunned up everyone converting her from reel world to real-world queen.
Talking about endorsements and Bollywood, she is among the best-paid actress in the industry. At the outset, she never endorsed a brand to earn money as she believed it as an ‘emotional investment’.
Many a times she refused to endorse big brands that do not suit her values. Today, along with being a multitalented performer, she is also a role model and a woman of courage for many whom she helped to fight depression.
She charges a massive amount of INR 8 crores from brand endorsements and around INR 12-16 crores per movie, which sums most of her earnings. As per reports, in the last three years, her net worth has increased to about 40% taking her total wealth to an approximate of INR 118 crores.