Salman Khan to compensate distributors over Tubelight's failure at box office, confirms Salim Khan
Salman Khan's recent release Tubelight failed to garner as much attention and revenue as was expected from a Salman film. The stakes were definitely high, owing to the superstar's track record of minting humongous money at the box-office (India as well as abroad).
However, the film flickered away from screens without a bang. Tubelight performed dismally at the box office, as a result of which the film's distributors incurred heavy losses.
According to a report by Mid-day, these distributors apparently wanted to meet Salman, who also happens to be one of the producers of the film, regarding compensation for the losses. The report also suggested that the actor and his family also agreed to pay a refund.
It is speculated that an amount nearing Rs 60 crore will be paid as a compensation by Salman, although no official data regarding the exact figure is available.
Salman's father and veteran writer Salim Khan spoke to Mid-Day regarding this development 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 (Sohail Khan).
The film also stars Chinese actress Zhu Zhu and child actor from Arunachal Pradesh, Matin Ray Tangu. The film released on 23 June 2017.