MS Dhoni to Azharuddin: Here’s how much these sports stars charged for their biopic

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India’s enthusiasm for its sports heroes is inspiring, and the stories that these popular athletes have to tell are as fascinating.

It’s interesting to note that sports related biopics have enjoyed the highest level of popularity.

For their biopic, some athletes have demanded exorbitant fees, while some have accepted nothing and others have only been given a pittance.

Here’s how much these athletes charged to let a biopic based on their lives to be made.

Milkha Singh

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Milkha Singh famously charged Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra only Re. 1 for his biopic.

Despite the fact that the note was a rare one printed in 1958, the same year he won India’s first Commonwealth gold medal.

Milkha Singh also stated that money was not a priority for him, and that all he wanted Mehra to do was create a film that would encourage future generations to win gold for the country.

MS Dhoni

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‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ has made on the life of MS Dhoni, consider as a superstar of the cricket world.

Dhoni’s character in the film was played by the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

This biopic, made on the life of former Indian cricket captain, was a great success at the box office.

If considered the source of Fox Star, Dhoni had taken a considerable amount for it. According to the report of Quint in 2016, 45 crores was taken.

Mary Kom

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Priyanka Chopra in the biopic on the struggling life of Indian boxing champion MC Mary Kom.

Mary Kom of Manipur won the National Women’s Boxing Championship for the first time in 2001.

After this, Mary did not look back. Arjuna Award for Boxing, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Padmashree have been put in their prestigious awards.

According to a report by Midday, Mary Kom had taken 25 lakhs for her film.

Mahavir Phogat

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Dangal, starring Aamir Khan, shattered all box office records in Bollywood, grossing more than 2000 crores worldwide.

Despite the film’s huge success, the real hero and inspiration for the story.

Wrestler turn coach Mahavir Phogat, was got close to 80 lakhs to have a biopic made about him.

Mohammad Azharuddin

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Although the film‘Azhar’ did not win over everyone, it was thrilling to see the storey of one of India’s most controversial cricket captains brought to life on screen.

Azharuddin, on the other hand, did not charge a penny to portray his extremely contentious life on TV.

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