Soon after Kabir Khan’s film Tubelight, starring Salman Khan, failed at the box office, several distributors have demanded that the actor cover all losses.
According to ANI, Salman Khan has agreed to pay Rs 55 crore to the distributors. The movie has grossed Rs 114.50 crore at the Indian box-office till now.
Trade analyst Komal Nahta confirmed this news on Twitter.
SalmanKhan has agreed to refund monies to distributors to make up for losses in Tubelight. A lovely gesture. That’s being human!
— Komal Nahta (@KomalNahta) July 10, 2017
It was earlier reported that a few distributors had been demanding compensation from the actor, who happens to be one of the co-producers of the film. Salman had even arranged a meeting at his house last weekend, to discuss the matter. A news outlet reports that Salim Khan, Salman’s father, was present at the meeting too and confirmed that Salman would cover for the film tanking at the box office.
“When a distributor suffers a loss, the producer needs to show some responsibility and share the burden. We, too, have done the same thing. We met a few of them and are trying to find a middle ground. We will pay back the distributors. We all have to work with each other in the future. So, it’s good that like-minded people come together and make a decision, which acts as a win-win situation for both the makers as well as the distributors,” Salim Khan was quoted as saying.
Tubelight is directed by Kabir Khan and also stars Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu, Matin Rey Thangu and late actor Om Puri. The movie has been bankrolled by Salman Khan himself.
Also read our Tubelight review: Better Than The Usual Salman Khan Fare, But Still Underwhelming