So when I was going through this Sunday’s papers, I was not surprised when I stumbled across an We all know that Bollywood film stars are filthy rich, and most of them deservedly so, but it still astounds me every time I hear about their net worths.
So when I was going through this Sunday’s papers, I was not surprised when I stumbled across an inforgraphic in The Indian Express about Jaya Bachchan’s total declared assets (a part of an official submissions to the Election Comission – Mrs. Bachchan filed her nomination for a Rajya Sabha seat on Saturday). As is the norm, Jayaji had to attach information about her spouse, Amitabh’s total assets also.
But while Jaya Bachchan’s total assets clock at Rs. 91.65 crore, they are dwarfed by those of Amitabh Bahchchan’s – a whooping Rs. 402.21 crore!
What shocked me more than the amount of money was the eclectic valuables in Amitabh’s assets:
Pens worth 9.11 lakh, watches worth 1.71 crore, antiques worth Rs. 55.40 lakh… and a humble revolver worth Rs. 2,500.
Nine vehicles, including a two Mercedes, one Rolls Royce, a Porsche and — yet again — a humble tractor!
Of course, where all this money comes from is obvious — acting fees, TV fees, appearance fees, profits from box-office, endorsements, etc — and the same has been accumulated over an illustrious career of over more than four decades.
But when you consider the fact that Amitabh’s coffers were wiped clean in 1999-2000 when the actor’s production company made heavy losses, the Rs. 402 crores seems like quite a number.Tags: Amitabh Bachchan Jaya Bachchan