Superstar Salman Khan’s latest release Tubelight entered the coveted Rs 100 crore club but the collections of the film were a big disappointment for the distributors. Now, the superstar has reportedly agreed to shoulder their losses by refunding them.
According to a report in ANI, Salman has agreed to pay Rs 55 crore to the distributors. The movie has grossed Rs. 114.50 crore net at the Indian box office till now. The budget for Tubelight, the official remake of Little Boy, was allegedly Rs 100 crores.
Trade analyst Komal Nahta confirmed the same on social media. Komal took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share the information. He tweeted, "SalmanKhan has agreed to refund monies to distributors to make up for losses in Tubelight. A lovely gesture. That's being human!”.
However, the amount that will be refunded to distributors, is yet to be known. Salman’s father Salim Khan also confirmed the same to a leading entertainment portal.
Salman's father and veteran writer Salim Khan confirmed the news to to Mid-Day and said, "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."
Tubelight, directed by Kabir Khan, is a drama set against the backdrop of 1962 India-China War with Salman essaying the role of a man-child who goes on a quest to find his missing brother.
Except for this year, Eid has always been the most lucrative time of the year for Salman Khan. His past releases Sultan (2016), Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), Kick (2014), Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Bodyguard (2011), which hit screens on the festival, raked in the moolah at the box office. However, the actor's latest outing, Kabir Khan's Tubelight, failed to impress.
Meanwhile, Salman is busy shooting for Ali Abbas Zafar’s Tiger Zinda Hai and has recently also shot for a cameo in the remake of his blockbuster hit, Judwaa 2.