You have overheard people saying Bollywood is a magical place and Mumbai is a matrix, more like a city of dream. The attention, lifestyle, glamor and a huge chunk of money attract everyone to work in the entertainment industry. However, a few can only make it successfully, and the rest are just struggling with their bare passion to do something different.
This article takes a different drive of the same story, as it talks about the people who became famous in the industry and then failed to maintain their success in the long run. In the nutshell, these are the Bollywood celebs who went from riches to rags.
You have to find rags to riches stories inspiring, but these riches to rags stories are the actual learning that gives you life lessons. Take a look at the list of these 10 Bollywood Celebs who went from riches to rags.
1. O.P. Nayyar
Drinking habits is one bad thing that will take everything away from anyone. Many movies show how drinking habits can ruin everything. The best real-life example is O.P. Nayyar who abandoned his family due to his drinking habits. It was rumored that O.P. Nayyar took money and alcohol in return from people in exchange for interviews. He had gone through hard days before his death.
2. Achala Sachdev
One of the famous actresses of her time, Achala Sachdev was abandoned by her son and daughter. She witnessed a terrifying death that no one would want for themselves. When she died in the hospital of Pune, there was no one from her family.
3. Parveen Babi
Parveen Babi is the Bollywood sensation who took the entertainment industry by storm. She found dead in her flat at Mumbai on Jan 22, 2005. It was rumored that she was suffering from psychological diseases. For the next two days, nobody came forward to claim the body. Ultimately, Mahesh Bhatt performed the last rituals to give her soul peace it deserved.
4. Meena Kumari
Meena Kumari was famous by the name of The Tragedy Queen. She was one of the most successful Bollywood actresses of all time. She was everyone’s favorite, but she decided to marry the love of her life, Kamal Amrohi, and then she got too dependent on liquor and met her tragic end.
5. Raj Kiran
Raj Kiran, the established actor in Bollywood found in an insane state in the psychological facility back in 2010, a mental asylum in Atlanta. People had assumed that the actor was dead and this is the reason that he had disappeared from the industry.
However, Rishi Kapoor, Raj Kiran’s co-star from the movie Karz became worried about him, looked for him and finally found him in the mental asylum.
6. Mitali Sharma
Mitali Sharma is a famous Bhojpuri actress. She has been the first choice for many directors in the Bhojpuri industry but recently she found begging in the streets of Mumbai. If this is not enough, then there’s more about her downfall. She caught by two female police officers as she was trying to commit theft.
Well, she escaped from the scene by hitting those police officers. However, her career turned bad to worst after that. She went into severe depression. She used to get top-class movies offers but after that incident, she stopped receiving movie offers.
7. Bhagwan Dada
Bhagwan Dada is the man who had gathered the luxury of madness for himself. He had everything from expensive cars to big bungalows. Sadly he died in a pretty messed up and filthy slum area in Mumbai where common laborers live. It is rumored that he lost everything after his movies like Jhamela and Albela had flopped at the box-office.
8. Bharat Bhushan
One of the biggest actors of his times had made a name for him in the Bollywood film industry. His extravagant habits and his affair with Meena Kumari took everything from him. It is rumored that he used to work as a gatekeeper in a film studio for livelihood and he died in a rented flat.
9. Geetanjali Nagpal
Geetanjali Nagpal was the famous model and first choice of all the fashion designers. However, she got addicted to drugs and many other medications due to which she lost everything. She started begging on the streets of South Delhi and also started working as a maid to fulfill her requirements.
10. Jagdish Mali
Jagdish Mali, the amazing photographer and father of the actress Antra Mali, was in demand at once in the Bollywood. Later on, Jagdish Mali has been seen begging in the streets of Andheri in Mumbai. Well, Salman Khan helped him.