Aamir Khan on his film profits: “People who are investing money should not be in loss”


Aamir Khan is undoubtedly a mastermind when it comes to the film business. He not only chooses worthwhile projects, but also has a formula to ensure that his film investors do not face any losses, and his producers are not left stranded.

Khan said, “I think the script is the foundation (of a film) and I make sure that once I love the story and the film is in the making, people who are investing money should not be in loss. I don’t allow the producer to shoulder the responsibility alone. There is a worrying trend that now the star has started taking about 80 per cent of the film, not profit but actually as his fees. Even though he is letting his fees go, it ultimately comes to the actor taking away 80 per cent. In 20 per cent, how are we going to make a successful film? My first rupee comes to me when the film’s cost is recovered in every aspect, after the producer’s and everybody else’s money is recovered. That’s the model I work with, and certainly, I take a higher cut in the percentage because I am risking my time on that, and I think producers are happy with that too. I know when I come on board, producers and financiers do not question me on the subject I chose for a film because they trust me, they have faith in me. That is why I want to ensure the profit,” as according to Indian Express.

Khan will next be seen in ‘Thugs of Hindostan’, slated for a 7th November release.


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