Moneymaking Business Deals of Bollywood Superstars
Bollywood actors are no longer restricted to film making. They have gone out of it and tried their hands in other fields of money making. Few actors are there who have strong business mindsets. And managed to use their star power to create successful business ventures and pocket extra money.
Shah Rukh Khan
Bollywood superstar SRK owns three cricket teams — The Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. the Trinidad and Tobago Team from the Caribbean Premier League and the Cape Town team in the South African Premier League. Also a big amount of moolah comes from his banner Red Chilies Entertainment.
Declared as Forbes world’s 9th highest paid actor, Salman Khan is most bankable star of Bollywood. He has invested in many properties and also has a five percent stake in Yatra.com. He is also indulged in producing films under his production company, Salman Khan Films.
Ajay Devgn also owns a production and distribution company, Ajay Devgn FFilms, also known as ADF, functioning since 2000. Besides that, the Baadshaho actor invested in the Charanka Solar Power Project in Gujarat along with the Roha Group, when Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of the state.
Before Amitabh Bachchan’s AB Corp went on to produce hit films like Paa, the actor was in the midst of a crisis with his previous venture, ABCL. But finally Big B aces against odds. Since news is Bachchan who is the brand ambassador of Justdial, acquires a stake there.
Bollywood Superstars’ Other Experimental Ways of Business and Moneymaking
Shilpa has transitioned herself into a businesswoman over the years. There’s a perfume line, a fitness DVD and a mobile phone line called Viaan Mobiles, which is named after her son — Viaan Raj Kundra. She was also the co-owner of the IPL team Rajasthan Royals, which later embroiled in a series of controversies.
Following the footsteps of Salman Khan, Hrithik opens his own the fashion/fitness brand HRX. Besides the moolah that his brand would generate, Hrithik always maintains he wants HRX to be a platform that could inspire people to “bring out their best.”
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya along with hubby Abhishek invested in a luxurious property in UAE at the Jumeriah Golf Estates.
There are celebrities who associate with projects close to their heart. Recently, Preity Zinta launches ‘Kavach Safety’ for women. It’s an app for women, which assures safety at the press of a button, at a nominal cost. “I started Kavach to ensure that no woman would fear for her personal safety in her daily life. It has taken me five long years to get here. We need to educate the country that safety is a right and not a privilege,” she said.
Vivek lends his name to a huge real estate developer. And is developing buildings and other infrastructure.
While Dino Morea the businessman is more successful than Dino Morea the actor. He started restaurants first with his brother. Then Pop-up pubs has also invested in several tech companies and social media and e-commerce apps namely ibhakti.com. He also runs DM Fitness a series of fitness stations across Mumbai.
John has invested in JA Fitness at Trump Towers Pune. Most noteworthy, he is the only Bollywood star to do business with the American President Donald Trump. In addition, the actor also regularly invests in a few more real estate deals.