Bollywood celebrities may charge a lot of money for films, but that doesn't mean that there will work only for money. There are many Bollywood stars who are not bothered by the money factor and are ready to do films solely for friendship.
Recently news broke out that Shahid Kapoor acted in Haider for free. Apparently Shahid and Vishal have not charged a single penny for the movie, Vishal quoted to a leading tabloid, "When he started planning the film, both Shahid and I agreed that it had to make money from day one. But, we also knew that Haider was a big film with a huge budget, an ensemble cast and lavish action pieces. Filming in Kashmir added to the costs. The only way we could succeed in our endeavor was not to burden the film with our remunerations. We kept the secret between us for a long time but it's finally out."
Shahid Kapoor was apparently so sure that the movie is special, he too decided to forgo his payment for the film so that neither the budget would get stretched nor would the team have to compromise on anything. It's nice to see stars do such beautiful things, for sometimes even a middle class human tends to get materialistic.
Amitabh Bachchan is one great man who comes to my mind when I think about stars working for free. Deepak Sawant was a loyal make up man for Amitabh Bachchan, they worked together for almost 35 years and he was always there for Big B. So when Deepak turned producer with Bhojpuri films, Ganga , Gangotri and Ganga Devi, Amitabh acted in all these movies for free.
It's not just Amitabh Bachchan and Shahid Kapoor who worked for free, there are many Bollywood stars who have been humble enough to work for free in movies. Let's check out who are those big A-list celebrities who have worked in movies for free.